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February 09, 2016 10:19 PM ET


Company Overview of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Company Overview

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC develops and markets video games consoles in the United States and Canada. It offers a PlayStation and PS one game console; PlayStation 2 and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment systems; and PlayStation Portable, a handheld entertainment system. The company also provides online and network services, such as PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store. In addition, it offers software game consoles and entertainment systems. The company provides its products through online stores. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC was founded in 1994 and is based in Foster City, California. The company has additional offices in San Diego and Santa Monica, California...

919 East Hillsdale Boulevard

2nd Floor

Foster City, CA 94404

United States

Founded in 1994





Key Executives for Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Vice President of Operations
Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc and President of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc
President of Worldwide Studios
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC Key Developments

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC Announces Release of System Software Update Version 2.50 for the PlayStation®4

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC announced it will release system software update version 2.50, codenamed 'Yukimura,' for the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system on March 26, 2015, bringing highly-anticipated and requested features to the system. These forward-looking updates include the Suspend/Resume feature, which enables gamers to jump in and out of their games quickly and pick up where they left off. In addition, the PS4 system will add to its already robust set of social tools by making it easier than ever to connect gamers together, furthering its position as the best place to play with friends. Additional features and updates introduced with 'Yukimura' include: Remote Play and Share Play: For games that support 60 fps, users will be able to stream those games with 60 fps for both Remote Play and Share Play on supported devices. Automatic Installation for System Software Updates: Users will be able to automatically install future system software updates. Sub-Account Upgrade: Users 18 years of age or older with sub-accounts will be able to upgrade to a master account directly on the PS4 system, removing restrictions on chat and enabling users to add funds to their Wallet, purchase content and more. Verified Accounts: Verified accounts for game industry professionals, including developers, producers, designers and community managers will appear with a badge. Players will have the ability to upload video clips directly to Dailymotion via the SHARE button. The PlayStation®Vita system and PlayStation App for smartphones and tablets will also receive system software updates with the same timing as 'Yukimura,' adding complementary features to those added to the PS4 system with the update. PS Vita update version 3.50 and PlayStation App update version 2.50 will add new accessibility options, including enlarge text, increase contrast and more. This update also enables PS Vita systems to support 60 fps streaming for Remote Play.

Beach Road Music LLC Files Class Action against Apple, Inc., Beats Electronics LLC, Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC, Sony Entertainment Network International LLC, Rdio Inc., and Escape Media Group, Inc. on Behalf of Uncompensated Owners of Pre-1972 Recordings

Hausfeld announced that lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Beach Road Music LLC in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, Inc., Beats Electronics LLC, Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC, Sony Entertainment Network International LLC, Rdio Inc., and Escape Media Group, Inc. and its two owners (who operate Grooveshark) on behalf of owners of musical performances that were recorded prior to February 15, 1972. The lawsuits seek to recover royalties and licensing fees from the defendants, who are profiting by operating services that stream pre-1972 recordings without obtaining a license or permission from the recordings' owners. The respective complaints allege that: (1) the plaintiff and proposed class members are legal owners of a library of pre-1972 recordings; (2) the various defendants have been streaming to their consumers in the states of California, Florida, and New York pre-1972 recordings belonging to the plaintiff and proposed class members; (3) the various defendants have not obtained permission from the plaintiff and class members to stream their pre-1972 recordings; (4) the various defendants have not paid royalties or licensing fees to the plaintiff and proposed class members for the use of their pre-1972 recordings; (5) the various defendants have been profiting from the unauthorized use of such recordings; and (6) as a result of the forgoing, the various defendants have violated plaintiff's and proposed class members' exclusive ownership rights in their pre-1972 recordings.

Beat Electronics, Sony Entertainment and Google Face Legal Action over Streaming Pre-1972 Songs

Apple's Beat Electronics, Sony Entertainment, Google and four other companies are facing lawsuits over streaming pre-1972 songs without license. Zenbu Magazines, which claims ownership of sound recordings by The Flying Burrito Brothers, Hot Tuna and New Riders of the Purple Sage, reportedly filed the lawsuits, which seek class-action status.

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