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Company Overview of Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC

Company Overview

Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC develops and markets video games consoles in the United States and Canada. It offers game console; games; wireless controllers, wireless stereo headsets, and cameras; 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 Interactive Entertainment America LLC was formerly known as Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and changed its name to Sony Interactive Entertainment Ame...

919 East Hillsdale Boulevard

2nd Floor

Foster City, CA 94404

United States

Founded in 1994





Key Executives for Sony Interactive 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
Age: 51
President of Worldwide Studios
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC Key Developments

Sony Interactive Entertainment America Launches Virtual Reality System for the PlayStation 4 System, PlayStation VR

Sony Interactive Entertainment America launched PlayStation VR (PS VR), a virtual reality system for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) system that takes gaming to the next level of immersion and transports players into the virtual worlds of their games. Concurrent with the global launch, PS VR is now available in the United States and Canada at a suggested retail price of USD 399 and CAD 549 respectively. PS VR, which is compatible with the more than 40 million PS4 systems already inside consumers' homes, arrives with a lineup of 30 games, including exclusive titles such as Rez Infinite (Monstars & Enhance Games), Batman: Arkham VR (RockSteady and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment), DRIVECLUB VR and RIGS Mechanized Combat League(SIE Worldwide Studios). In total, PS VR will have a library of approximately 50 games by the end of the year. PS VR delivers a sense of presence, where players feel as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game. PS VR leverages technologies, such as 360 degree head tracking, wide field of view, high refresh rates, and SIE's own binaural 3D audio technology, to heighten the emotions gamers experience as they play and make them believe they've been transported to another world.

Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC Unveils PlayStation®4 And PlayStation®VR at E3 2016

Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC (SIEA) debuted a line-up of premier content for PlayStation®4 (PS4™), including Days Gone (SIE Bend Studio), Spider-Man (Insomniac Games), LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ (TT Games and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment), God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio), DEATH STRANDING (Kojima Productions), FINAL FANTASY® XV (Square Enix), RESIDENT EVIL® 7 biohazard (Capcom Co.), and many more. SIEA also announced the North American launch date of October for PlayStation®VR (PS VR), a virtual reality system that takes PS4 to the next level of immersion. Along with the launch date announcement, SIEA unveiled a breadth of unique PS VR experiences, including Farpoint (Impulse Gear), Star Wars™ Battlefront™: X-Wing VR Mission (Electronic Arts), and Batman™: Arkham VR (RockSteady and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment). PS4 continues to remain the fast-selling console in PlayStation® history with more than 40 million units sold worldwide, and new game announcements revealed on stage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles demonstrated how PS4's library will further expand with an unparalleled line-up of games. SIE's Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS) unveiled three new ambitious games during the show God of War, Spider-Man and Days Gone. Developed by Santa Monica Studio, God of War opened the show with a reveal showcasing a refreshed gameplay experience that continues the next chapter for iconic character, Kratos. As part of the reveal, renowned musical artist Bear McCreary, composer for God of War, shared his score for the game while conducting an incredible live orchestra. The debut of Spider-Man for PS4 introduced players for the first time to an authentic new Spider-Man story and universe being developed through a close collaboration between Insomniac Games, Marvel and San Mateo Studio. Additionally, Days Gone marks the long-awaited return of Bend Studio, who debuted a trailer highlighting a story about loss and regret set in a stunningly realistic high-desert of the Pacific Northwest, and closed the press conference with a live demonstration of emergent, open-world gameplay. Other featured titles from SIE WWS included highly-anticipated titles Horizon Zero Dawn, Detroit: Become Human, and The Last Guardian. SIEA also announced that The Last Guardian will launch on October 25, 2016. Also, in partnership with SIE, celebrated game creator Hideo Kojima took to the stage to announce his new PS4 exclusive title, DEATH STRANDING. DEATH STRANDING will be produced, written, directed and designed by Hideo Kojima himself, and will star actor Norman Reedus. In addition to the wealth of content coming from SIE's WWS, partnerships with the developers and publishers will further solidify PS4 as the best place to play for gamers. At the press conference, SIEA announced it has worked with Activision to bring back one of PlayStation's fan favorite characters, Crash Bandicoot. Coming to PS4 first this October, Crash appears in Skylanders® Imaginators, the latest game from one of the most beloved franchises. Additionally, in 2017, fans can play Crash 1, Crash 2, and Crash Warped, fully remastered for PS4 by Activision and Vicarious Visions. SIE will also continue its partnership with Activision on Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare, ensuring once again that PlayStation is home to one of the biggest franchises. When PS VR launches on October 13, 2016 in North America, it brings with it the opportunity for virtual reality to reach the mainstream, as all 40 million PS4s in gamers' homes are PS VR-capable. From some of the biggest franchises in gaming to brand new titles created exclusively for PS VR, a wide breadth of unique experiences will await gamers when PS VR launches. During the conference, SIEA unveiled new PS VR experiences, including Farpoint, Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission, and Batman: Arkham VR. From developer Impulse Gear and SIE's San Mateo Studio comes Farpoint, an unnerving VR space adventure that will set a new standard for immersive VR. PlayStation VR titles will range from $9.99 to $59.99. Additionally, PlayStation Move controllers will be available as a two-pack bundle for $99.99 (MSRP).

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. Dailymotion.com: 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.

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