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Company Overview of SNE Platform Inc.

Company Overview

As of April 1, 2010, SNE Platform Inc. was acquired by Sony Corporation. SNE Platform Inc. develops and offers platforms and services for the network business such as the custom-built PlayStation Network for general Sony devices. The company was formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and changed its name to SNE Platform Inc. in April 2010. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

6-21, Minamiaoyama 2-chome

Minato-ku

Tokyo,  108-0075

Japan

Founded in 1993

Phone:

81 3 6468 8673

Fax:

81 3 6438 8016

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SNE Platform Inc. Key Developments

Sony Computer Entertainment Extends PlayStationStore for PlayStationMobile

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI) announced that it will launch PlayStationStore for PlayStationMobile in nine new countries starting December 18, 2013. SCE will offer a variety of content via PS Store to users in total of 18 countries including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, as well as in newly added countries including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand. Prior to the PS Store expansion for PSM, SCE will offer the PSM Developer Program which includes distribution of the official PSM SDK in the newly added countries starting December 5, 2013. Allowing a range of developers to create dedicated content for PSM, the company said the PSM Developer Program has been available since November 20, 2012, in Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia, followed by the launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan on January 21, 2014. With the addition of nine new countries, developers in a total of 20 countries will be able to create entertainment content for multiple mobile devices, further expanding the world of PlayStation to an open operating system through PSM. This program enables developers, who have entered into the licensing agreements with SCE, to distribute content through the PS Store on a commercial basis. It also allows them to market their games to millions of dedicated gamers around the world that own a PlayStationCertified device or PlayStationVita.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Announces New PlayStation(R)3(PS3(R)) Computer Entertainment System

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) announced that a new PlayStation(R)3(PS3(R)) computer entertainment system (body color: charcoal black /classic white), featuring a new design and a downsized form factor, will become available worldwide this holiday season. The new PS3 will come in 3 models including extended built in Hard Disk Drive (HDD) capacity of 500GB model and 250GB model, and a newly added 12GB flash memory model initially for Europe only. The volume and weight of the new PS3 has been reduced by more than half compared to the very first PS3 model with a 60GB HDD, and by 20% and 25% respectively compared to the current PS3. By adopting a sliding disk cover, the new PS3 continues with the characteristic sleek curved body design, which fits various places in the home and enables users to enjoy an array of entertainment content. With the extra HDD capacity which has been extended from 320GB and 160GB, users can store and enjoy more and more entertainment content including games, music, photos, and video on the new PS3. In addition, the new PS3 with 12GB flash memory offers opportunities to experience the world of PlayStation(R) at an affordable price point. Users can also expand the storage capacity of the 12GB flash memory PS3 by connecting a dedicated HDD (250GB) to be released concurrently with the new model. In addition, a variety of accessories will be introduced by SCE to meet various kinds of needs from users including a vertical stand that offers more flexibility in how the new PS3 can be displayed.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. to Launch PlayStation(R)Store for PlayStation(R)Mobile on October 3, 2012

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced that it will start to deliver dedicated content for PlayStation(R)Mobile, delivering the world of PlayStation(R) on open operating system-based devices through PlayStation(R)Store on October 3, 2012. In the dramatically evolving smartphone and tablet market, SCE will offer appealing PlayStation-like content to a variety of popular mobile devices. The service will start in nine countries including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia with more countries to follow. At launch, users will be able to enjoy approximately 30 new titles from a variety of genres including Adventure, Action, Puzzle, Sports, and Simulation, at an affordable price point of between JPY 50 and JPY 850 (including tax) created by third party developers and publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios. Further content will be released frequently for PlayStation(R)Mobile as new titles become available. SCE also announced Fujitsu Limited and Sharp Corporation will join the PlayStation Certified license program. By collaborating with Fujitsu and Sharp which not only have the significant share in the Japanese smartphone market but also offer a wide range of devices across the globe, SCE will deliver the unmatched PlayStation experience to even more smartphone and tablet users around the world. Furthermore, the PlayStation Mobile Developer Program which includes the official version of PlayStation Mobile SDK will become available to the development community in November. This will be rolled-out in a phased manner in 11 countries and regions including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The PlayStation Mobile Developer Program will allow developers to easily distribute their content through PlayStation Store on a commercial basis and market their games to millions of dedicated gamers with PlayStation(TM)Certified devices and PlayStation Vita. The license agreement for the SDK is $99 annually. SCE will further accelerate the expansion of PlayStation Certified devices and continue to collaborate with content developers to drive the delivery of compelling entertainment experiences through PlayStation Mobile.

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