Sony-Milestone team up to launch PlayStation in India

DQW Bureau
02 Feb 2002



Sony India and Milestone Interactive have come together to launch PlayStation, the worlds most popular brand of video game console. The hardware for PlayStation will be marketed by Sony India and the software titles by Milestone Interactive.

PSone will be the first PlayStation console to be launched in India through this partnership. PlayStation is the world's best selling console with an installed base of over 88 million worldwide. Complementing the console, an impressive line-up of 26 game titles is scheduled to hit retail stores through Milestone Interactive's extensive distribution network across the country.



The titles that will be available include some of PlayStation's biggest international blockbusters across all genres such as Gran
Turismo 2, Tekken 3, Formula 1 2001, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, This is Football 2 and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.

PSone's sleek styling, portability and outstanding functionality combined with immensely popular software titles, promise to give Indian gamers a unique experience in video gaming.

"PlayStation is the top selling and most the successful brand in the history of video gaming and we at SCEE are excited to bring this experience to the Indian gamers. SCEE is happy to join hands with two leaders in their own right - Sony India and Milestone Interactive, and is confident that they will together establish PlayStation as a leading brand in India," said Tim Stokes, Sales and Marketing Manager, Distributor Markets, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
(SCEE).

The PSone will be available at an introductory price of Indian Rs 7,990. The basic package will include the console, a controller and connector cables, bundled with one software title. The price of the software titles will be in the range of Rs 499 to Rs 1299 per title.

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