Playstation®Store For Playstation®Mobile Expands To 18 Countries
PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®Mobile Will Launch in Nine New Countries,
Introduced along with PlayStation®Mobile Developer Program Support, Further
Accelerating the Expansion of the PlayStation®Mobile Platform
TOKYO, Nov. 22, 2013
TOKYO, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)
today announced that it will launch PlayStation®Store (PS Store)^*1 for
PlayStation®Mobile (PSM) in nine new countries starting December 18^th, 2013.
With this expansion, SCE will offer a wide variety of exciting 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^*2 in the newly
added countries starting December 5^th, 2013.
Allowing a wider range of developers -- from indie to large publishers -- to
create dedicated content for PSM, the PSM Developer Program has been available
since November 20^th, 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^st, 2013. 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^*3 through PSM.
This program enables developers, who have entered into the licensing
agreements with SCE^*4, to easily 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 PlayStation™Certified^*5 device
(Please refer to the special site link for more detailed information)
SCE will continue to collaborate with content developers to deliver compelling
entertainment experiences only available on PlayStation to a rapidly expanding
audience through PSM.
*1 PS Store offers vast digital content including games for PS4, PS3, PSP, PS
Vita and PS Certified devices.
*2 A set of development tools and software libraries for PlayStation®Mobile.
*3 As of November 22, 2013, Android based PS Certified devices and PS Vita.
*4 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.
*5 The license program to expand accessibility to 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.
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, develops and markets 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. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation
legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® broadens the
entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3® is a computer
entertainment system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX
processors. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled
online gaming experience to PlayStation users. PS Vita is an ultimate
portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich
gaming and social connectivity. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation®
experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross
device platform. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with
powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated
social capabilities. 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 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 is a registered of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.
SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Contact: Jason A. Tidwell, Corporate Communications, Sony Computer
Entertainment America LLC, Direct: 650-655-3572, Cell: 510-378-5280, Email:
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