Sony Computer Entertainment to Offer the PlayStation®Mobile Developer Program in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Sony Computer Entertainment to Offer the PlayStation®Mobile Developer Program
                           in Hong Kong and Taiwan

PR Newswire

TOKYO, Jan. 21, 2013

TOKYO, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE)
today announced that it offers the PlayStation®Mobile Developer Program which
includes the official version of PlayStation®Mobile SDK*^1 starting today in
Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Allowing a wider range of developers to create dedicated content for
PlayStation® Mobile, the PlayStation®Mobile Developer Program has been
available since November 20, 2012, in Japan, United States, Canada, United
Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia. With the launch in Hong
Kong and Taiwan today, where more and more developers are creating
entertainment content for multiple mobile devices, SCE will be further focused
on delivering the world of entertainment experiences to open operating
systems*^2 through PlayStation®Mobile.

This program enables developers to distribute easily their content through
PlayStation®Store*^3 globally*^4 on a commercial basis and market their games
to millions of dedicated gamers with PlayStation™Certified*^5 devices and
PlayStation®Vita. The license agreement fee is 800HK$ for Hong Kong and
3000NT$ for Taiwan annually*^6. Please refer to the special site link for
more detailed information.

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.

*1 A set of development tools and software libraries for PlayStation®Mobile.
*2 As of January 21, 2013, Android based PS Certified devices and PS Vita.
*3 Users can download vast digital content including games through PS Store
for PS3, PSP, PS Vita and PS Certified devices.
*4 As of January 21, PlayStation Mobile content are available in the following
countries: Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany,
Italy, Spain, and Australia.
*5 The license program to expand PlayStation®Mobile, dedicated for portable
hardware manufacturers. SCE will not only license logos but also provide
necessary development support.Please kindly refer to the URL for the line-up
of PS Certified devices as of today.
*6 The fee differs by countries and regions. After closing the license
agreement, developers are able to use PlayStation®Mobile SDK and conduct
verification on PS Certified devices and PS Vita to distribute their content
on PS Store. PlayStation®Mobile SDK itself is free of charge.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of
consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)
manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 (PS2®)
computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld
entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system
and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has
revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994.
PS2® further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked
entertainment. PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to
enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo
audio. PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell
Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable
entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming
and social connectivity within a real world context. SCEI also delivers the
PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile,
a cross device platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its
affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony
Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer
Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia develops, publishes,
markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party
licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.

PlayStation, PSP and PS3 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their
respective owners.

SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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