London, Monday 21st August 2006 â€“ Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced the expansion of the PlayStationÂ®2 line-up in Europe with the introduction of a new colour.
The new, limited edition Pink PlayStation 2 will be available from selected retailers throughout Europe from 8th November 2006 and will come complete with two Pink Analog Controller (DUALSHOCKÂ®2) and a Pink Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2).
Following the increasingly widespread appeal of PlayStation 2, through the popularity of socially interactive games such as BUZZ and SingStar, the decision to produce a Pink console reflects the growing and diverse demographic that PlayStation 2 has developed.
â€œPlayStation 2 is the accessible, affordable way to enjoy new social, communal and interactive entertainment experiences, through software titles like SingStar, Buzz and EyeToyâ€, said Dan Hill, PlayStation 2 European Brand Manager. â€œThe Pink PlayStation 2 is funky, fresh, and fashionable, and will further broaden the consoleâ€™s continuing popularity and relevance with a fun new twistâ€.
The new Pink PlayStation 2 will make its debut European appearance on the Sony Computer Entertainment Stand at Games Convention, Leipzig, 23 â€“ 27th August 2006.
Since its European launch in November 2000, sales of the PlayStation 2 console to consumers in the SCEE territories have reached almost 40 million units.
Pink PlayStationÂ®2 Product Specifications
PlayStationÂ®2 Value Pack
SCPH-77003 PK (UK and Ire)
SCPH-77004 PK (EU)
November 1st 2006
Recommended Retail Price
Â£129.99 in UK (bundled with SingStar Pop)
Two Pink Analog Controller (DUALSHOCKÂ®2)
Pink Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2)
The Pink PlayStation 2 will make its debut appearance on the SCEE Stand at Games Convention, Leipzig, 23-27 August 2006. Product and lifestyle imagery of the Pink PlayStation 2 is available on the SCEE Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. As at 27 July 2006
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStationÂ®2 and PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the platforms in these territories. Between its European debut on 24th November 2000 and the end of June 2006, over 39.5 million PlayStationÂ®2 consoles have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 106 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between its European debut on 1st September 2005 and the end of June 2006, over 6 million PSP systems have been shipped across the SCEE territories, with over 19 million shipped worldwide since its Japanese launch in December 2004.
More information about PlayStation products can be found at
www.playstation.com and www.yourpsp.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at www.scee.presscentre.com.
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