Sony Computer Entertainment America Offers Social Experience to PlayStation 3 with Facebook Integration

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. ("SCEA") today announced an integration
with Facebook to deliver the first phase of a variety of new features to further
connect and enhance the online social experiences of PlayStation3 (PS3)
computer entertainment system owners. Starting on November 18, as part of the
system software update, version 3.10, users can easily showcase their game
accomplishments to friends and family, and post information about the PS3 games
they purchase from PlayStationNetwork to Facebook. With the new Facebook
integration, PS3 system owners now have access to a truly social and seamless
user experience.

With Firmware 3.10, PS3 system owners can now not only brag to friends about
their domination as a gamer, but also back it up by sharing unlocked trophies
with their friends on Facebook every time they sync their Trophies.
Additionally, the system update enables PS3 system owners to share information
on games they just purchased with a click of a button. The new system update
also enables game developers to set up trigger points in their games that
provide PS3 system users the option to quickly and easily publish game related
information from their favorite titles to Facebook.

"Launching Facebook for the PlayStation community is a natural fit for our
goal of delivering unparalleled connected experiences – from connecting our
community to each other to connecting our customers to great entertainment
downloaded from the PlayStation Store," said Susan Panico, senior director,
PlayStation Network, SCEA. "As we pass the third anniversary of PlayStation 3
and PlayStation Network, we’re excited to deepen the social experiences of
PlayStation Network and kick-off the first phase of our integration with

"We’re excited to connect Facebook’s 300 million active users with the
PlayStation 3, enabling players to connect and share their game experiences with
friends," said Ethan Beard, director, Facebook Developer Network.

Key Facebook Features:

Showcase Trophies: Instantly share trophies you earn in PS3 games in
your Facebook stream. Simply sync your PS3 system and easily show off your
accomplishments to friends and family.

PlayStation Store Purchase Log Publishing: Let friends and family on
Facebook instantly know which PlayStation 3 games you’ve purchased. The
PlayStation Store, available to PS3 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system
owners through PlayStation Network, features over 200 downloadable games, many
of which are exclusive to PS3 or PSP system owners, in addition to over 4,000
pieces of add-on game content.

Game Event: With a few quick clicks of the controller sharing select
game events, progress and statistics is now easier than ever with the Facebook

Additional New Firmware 3.10 Features (not related to Facebook):

  • Photos: Photos will now be displayed in a grid format for simplified
    access and viewing.
  • Friends List: The PlayStation Network Friends List has an enhanced
    design that enables users to customize the background color of their PlayStation
    Network Profile.


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