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Playstation 2 Kicks Butt With Christmas Filmpack

Published: Fri 12 Dec 2003 11:51 AM
PLAYSTATION®2 KICKS BUTT WITH CHRISTMAS DVD FILMPACK
Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) has announced a value-added Christmas bundle featuring the latest action-packed DVD movie releases - the PlayStation®2 Filmpack - at a recommended retail price of $319.95.
"We're acknowledging the fact that PlayStation®2 has been New Zealand's top-selling DVD player for three years straight by making available a fabulous Christmas bundle packed with the hottest DVD movie releases at a super-competitive price"
"We are also celebrating the end of a fantastic year where PlayStation 2 has outsold all competitors every single month of the year," said Steve Dykes Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand.
THE PLAYSTATION 2 FILMPACK, RRP $319.95 includes:
PlayStation®2 console
DUALSHOCK®2 analogue controller
Plus
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines® DVD Movie starring Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl and Claire Danes
Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle® DVD Movie starring Drew Barrymore,
Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Demi Moore.
3 Blockbuster® rental vouchers
PlayStation 2 plays DVD movies straight out of the box with no expensive add ons required and supports Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound systems for a superb home cinema experience.
"First and foremost PlayStation 2 is a games console with more than 550 superb titles available, but it has also become the DVD player of choice for New Zealanders," continued Steve Dykes
"The Filmpack is an unbeatable family gift for Christmas and everyone can enjoy the very best movie experience as soon as it is opened."
To add to the benefits, New Zealanders will soon be able to take their PlayStation 2 online. Following hugely successfully launches across the world, PlayStation 2 Online Gaming is now due for release in New Zealand in March 2004, following comprehensive beta tests being held at present. With no subscriber fees for the service, a diverse range of titles available already, and sure-fire hits such as Gran Turismo 4* to come, PlayStation 2 Online Gaming in New Zealand looks poised to echo the success of the service overseas.
END * All sales figures based on GFK Inform Data which commenced full sales monitoring in July 2003
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PS one and PlayStation 2 hardware and software in 102 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. By the end of June 2003, over 39 million PlayStation and PS one units had been shipped across these PAL territories and over 97 million worldwide. Between its European debut on 24 November 2000 and the end of August 2003, over 16.5 million PlayStation 2 units have been shipped across the PAL territories, over 60 million world-wide, making it one of the most successful computer entertainment products in history.
PlayStation and the PlayStation logo, PS one, PS2, PSX and PSP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand
SCE New Zealand, based in Auckland, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®, PS one® and PlayStation®2 software and hardware in New Zealand. Over 200,000 consoles have been shipped in New Zealand, by December 2003. With both CD and DVD capabilities, PlayStation®2 offers consumers a diverse range of computer entertainment solutions and is supported with over 550 high quality software titles.
PlayStation and the PlayStation logo, PS one, PS2 and PSP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
More information about PlayStation products can be found at and http://nz.playstation.com and http://www.scee.com

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