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Sony Computer Entertainment continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 consoles. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is the world's leading home console, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.

Recognised as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment markets the PS1, 2 and 3 console hardware and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the consoles.

The company has helped bring a large number of best selling games to the industry, including Gran Turismo, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank and the Final Fantasy series.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Sony's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1991 title, "Hook" (SNES).

The company has been involved titles released on the PS4, PC, PSVita, PS3, PS2, PSP, PlayStation, Sega Megadrive, SNES, NEC PC Engine, Game Gear, Sega MegaCD, Sega Master System and MSX. Of these, "Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters" (PSP), "Monsters, Inc.: Scare Island" (PlayStation), "Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec" (PS2), "MotorStorm" (PS3), "Crash Bandicoot 2" (PlayStation) has been a best selling title.

The company is currently involved with the forthcoming 2020 release "Dreams" (PS4).

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17 May 2000

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16 May 2000

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