Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces Limited Edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack

September 2, 2009

Sony Computer Entertainment
America Announces Limited Edition Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack

Consumers Can Now Hit the Road
with the Complete Gran Turismo Game on the PSP System

Sony Computer Entertainment America
Inc. (SCEA) today announced the availability of the upcoming Limited Edition
Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack on October 20 for $199.99 (MSRP) at
participating retailers in the United States and Canada. Developed by Polyphony
Digital, Inc. specifically for the PSP system, the launch of Gran Turismo marks
the first time the famed racing series is available on PSP. Blending the
high-speed racing action of Gran Turismo with the high caliber entertainment
experience of the PSP system, the new entertainment pack features an exclusive
PlayStation Network downloadable voucher for a white Chevrolet Corvette ZR1—a
color not available in the game and only offered in this hardware package. The
limited edition entertainment pack also includes a “Mystic Silver” PSP-3000
system; Gran Turismo game on UMD; PlayStation Network downloadable movie voucher
(title to be announced); a 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo; and a music voucher good
for 10 downloadable songs from Sony Music Pass. A stand-alone version of Gran
Turismo will be available on UMD and as a digital download on the PlayStation
Network on October 1 for $39.99 (MSRP).

The award-winning Gran Turismo
franchise has shipped more than 52 million units worldwide. With its
true-to-life graphics and authentic physics technology and design, Gran Turismo
features more than 800 vehicle models from the world’s top manufacturers and 35
tracks – all this is only possible on the PSP system.

“Gran Turismo is one of the most
successful gaming franchises in history, so what better way to mark Gran
Turismo’s premiere on the PSP system than by offering it with the only portable
device that can deliver its rich, true-to-life graphics and unrivaled driving
experience,” said John Koller, Director, Hardware Marketing, SCEA. “Featuring
Polyphony Digital’s famed graphical prowess, tons of fun automotive
content—including the ability to trade and share vehicles—and an exhilarating
racing experience created for the PSP system, Gran Turismo is again poised to
take racing games to new heights.”

The Limited Edition Gran Turismo
Entertainment Pack features a “Mystic Silver” PSP-3000 system, along with the
following:

  • Gran Turismo – Developed
    exclusively for the PSP system by the internal team of designers and engineers
    at Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo features more than 800 vehicle models from
    the world’s top manufacturers (over 4,500 total paint variations) and 35
    tracks (60+ total layouts)—including famous world circuits, city courses and
    other environments. Seasoned Gran Turismo fans will recognize the depth of
    content and unparalleled visuals the series is known for, including graphics
    running at a stunning 60 frames per second. Additionally, a first in the Gran
    Turismo series is the ability to trade and share unlocked vehicles with others
    online via ad hoc mode, a feature that is not available in any other racing
    game on the PSP system. Rated “E” for everyone.

  • Exclusive car download – Includes
    an exclusive PlayStation Network voucher to download a white version of the
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 for Gran Turismo, the same car featured on the cover of
    the game.

  • PlayStation Network movie voucher
    – Consumers can easily download a movie from the PlayStation Network to their
    PSP system. Title to be announced.

  • 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo –
    Leverages the PSP system’s multimedia functionality by storing photos, music,
    videos, and game saves.

  • Music voucher – Consumers can
    download 10 free songs onto their PC or Mac using Sony Music Pass. Available
    to U.S. residents only.