Sega Confirms PSP Support

“Puyo Pop Fever” and “Project S (temporary title)”

ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (E3), LOS ANGELES (May 11, 2004) – SEGA Corporation (Head office Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan; CEO and President Hisao Oguchi, hereinafter referred to as SEGA) has confirmed plans to develop content for PlayStation®Portable (PSPTM), a handheld video game system, which Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. plans to release at the end of 2004 in Japan.

SEGA’s commitment to the platform starts with the definitive version of one of electronic gaming’s most popular puzzle titles, Puyo Pop Fever. SEGA is also developing new titles that take advantage of the PSP’s technology, such as a completely new game Project S (temporary title), and it will continue to develop and publish titles in the future.

Yuji Naka, SEGA’s executive managing director and general manager of Development Head Office comments, “I am excited to announce SEGA’s initial software plans for the new PSP platform which offers truly high performance and efficient graphics display and incredible sound quality. Given its technical strengths, SEGA regards PSP as a handheld video game system with great potential. We are presently developing Puyo Pop Fever and Project S (temporary title), and we will propose a new style of gaming and entertainment that maximizes the features unique to PSP, such as network communication battle via wireless LAN and the “face-to-face” system that utilizes the 169 widescreen TFT LCD. Please look forward to future SEGA’s titles.”