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Sony Say It's the Best

In case everyone didn't already know that they rule the gaming world, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that PlayStation 2 is poised to top everyone's holiday wish lists this year according to recent consumer surveys. Offering consumers a diverse selection of compelling content and a great entertainment value, the PlayStation family of products are also top contenders to reap the rewards of consumer demand for value this holiday season. Parents may want to keep reading to see what's coming out for the system over the holidays, but anyone else might want to skip this Sony self-promotion. 

As the industry heads into the biggest selling season of the year, consumer demand for the number one selling next generation platform is growing even stronger.  In a recent holiday shopping survey conducted by MACResearch, a division of the Macerich Company, one of the largest owners/operators of regional malls in the United States, consumers named PlayStation 2 as the toy that will most likely fly off the shelves this holiday season. 

To meet consumer demand for Sony Computer Entertainment America's most ambitious offering ever, retailers are stocking the shelves with the PlayStation 2 Combo Pack and online hits such as highly anticipated third party titles including Electronic Arts' online exclusives NBA Live 2004, Madden NFL 2004, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 and SOCOM II:  U.S. Navy SEALs, with something for everyone.  SOCOM II:  U.S. Navy SEALs, the highly anticipated sequel to the "Greatest Hit" title, SOCOM:  U.S. Navy SEALs, set a new standard for online console gaming in its first two days of release, quickly bumping its predecessor from the number one online console game spot.

Available for the first time this holiday season, EyeToy  is a revolutionary USB Camera that plugs into one of the two available ports on the front of a PlayStation 2 system, and uses unique motion-tracking technology to project the player's image on screen.  The EyeToy USB Camera comes with EyeToy: Play, developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, London Studio, the first title to showcase the PlayStation 2 exclusive EyeToy technology. Players must then use their hands, head, knees and more to play one of the 12 mini-games included on the EyeToy: Play game disc. The EyeToy USB Camera comes with EyeToy: Play and can be affordably purchased for only $49.99 suggested retail price.

With a unique combination of first-party games and strong third party titles including Medal of Honor Rising Sun from Electronic Arts, Tony Hawk's Underground from Activision and WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain from THQ, Sony Computer Entertainment America is uniquely positioned to benefit from the increased focus on
software this year.

In addition to the best and most diverse collection of new content, value-conscious PlayStation 2 fans can round-out their holiday shopping by picking-up the perfect stocking stuffers, the PlayStation 2 "Greatest Hits" series, a distinctive roster of more than 50 titles that have proven to be all-time favorites among consumers and are generally as low as $19.99. 

11/26/2003 Aaron Thomas

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