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About Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Interactive Entertainment provides and handles the research and development, exhibition, and sales of both hardware and software for the PlayStation platform. It offers a variety of products and services including PlayStation5, PlayStation4, PlayStationVR, PlayStationStore, PlayStationPlus, and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios. Sony Interactive Entertainment was formally known as Sony Computer Entertainment. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Mateo, California.

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United States

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Xplora Unveils Two New Smartwatches for Kids in the U.S. Featuring Improved Processing Performance and More Customization Options

Sep 28, 2022

X6 Play and X6 Pro smartwatches for young children help families balance screen time and physical activity September 28, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time NEW YORK--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Xplora, a European multinational technology company that specializes in smartwatches for kids, software and services, today unveiled the X6 Play and X6 Pro to the U.S. market. The X6 Play and X6 Pro are the latest high-end products in Xplora’s lineup of smartwatches created to serve as a first phone for children between the ages of 4-11. Unlike other smartwatches designed for young children, Xplora’s technology encourages a balance between screen time and physical activity while helping families stay in touch. “We are focused on developing smartwatches that parents trust, and kids love to use,” said Sten Kirkbak, CEO of Xplora. “Our new X6 platform of premium smartwatches was developed with kid-friendly features including faster performance and a bigger screen to make it even easier for families to stay connected and more fun for kids to step away from the screen and experience how small steps can have a positive impact on the world.” X6 Play—A More Powerful, and Colorful Smartwatch for Kids The X6 Play features a new, playful design with a larger, high-resolution 1.5-inch screen. It also has faster response times thanks to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2500 platform, and an improved 5MP camera for better photos and video. Improved battery life will enable the watch to run for up to four days before recharging. To encourage physical activity, the X6 Play features more sensors for increased engagement and deeper integration with Xplora’s Goplay platform. The X6 Play gives kids the opportunity to personalize and customize their smartwatches with more than 3,465 possible style combinations of accessories including interchangeable wristband and bezel colors. Each X6 Play will come with two wristbands and two bezels, with the option to purchase accessories in additional colors. X6 Pro—A Smartwatch for Older Kids Designed to appeal to slightly older children, the X6 Pro features a high-resolution AMOLED screen and improved speaker for better images, videos and sound. It uses the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 4500 platform for fast, high-quality performance, eclipsing the performance of other smartwatches for kids. It will be available in seven colors. The X6 Play and X6 Pro also offer the key features and benefits found in all Xplora smartwatches including the ability to: Stay active – With Xplora’s step counter, kids can earn one Xplora Coin for every 1,000 steps they take. The Coins can be redeemed on Xplora’s groundbreaking Goplay platform, which includes popular games based on blockbuster children’s movies such as DC’s League of Super-Pets. Children who wear Xplora smartwatches and engage with the Goplay platform typically take 300% more steps a day than regular users. Each week, Xplora kids walk more than four billion steps. Give back – Through Xplora’s Goplay platform, hundreds of thousands of Xplora kids have helped make the world a better place by giving back just by walking. Their billions of steps power programs that provide drinking water for children in Africa, plant trees in the Amazon rainforest, and more. Stay connected – Kids can use Xplora smartwatches to communicate via voice and text with pre-approved contacts only. They can also share photos and video and send and receive text messages, voice messages and emojis to approved contacts. Stay safer – Xplora enables parents and guardians to set up Safe Zones via integration with Google Maps, so they are alerted when children enter or leave designated areas. Stay focused – Xplora smartwatches are not connected to the internet and do not include game related applications. They also have a School Mode that can be activated to limit distractions in the classroom. Feel secure – All Xplora smartwatches are controlled from the Xplora platform and app and comply with the strictest security and transparency standards in Europe, Asia and the United States, including GDPR, CPRA and CE/FCC compliance, to ensure a safe onboarding for kids to the digital world. Pricing and Availability X6 Play and X6 Pro are expected to be available in late Q4 2022 and will initially be available for purchase on Xplora.com for $199 and $249 respectively. Additional retail availability is expected in 2023. The X6 Play and X6 Pro join Xplora’s range of smartwatches designed to meet the needs of a variety of users and budgets. In August 2022, Xplora launched the XGO3 , the latest version of its entry-level smartwatch for kids. Available in five colors including black, blue, green, orange and pink, the XGO3 retails for $149.99 and is available on Xplora.com and through retailers including Amazon, Target, Best Buy, ShopHQ, QVC and New Egg, among others. See the X6 Play and X6 Pro at Mobile World Congress Las Vegas Xplora is offering demos of its latest family of smartwatches—the XGO3, X6 Play and X6 Pro— in booth #1530 at Mobile World Congress Las Vegas September 28-30, 2022. About Xplora Xplora was founded with the mission of giving children a safe onboarding to digital life and encouraging a better balance between screen time and physical activity. Xplora’s broad portfolio of connected products and services allows people to connect their loved ones, and children to experience how their everyday activities can make a positive change in the world. Xplora’s critically acclaimed products are trusted by more than a quarter of million kids worldwide, while the Goplay Services are available for more than 10 million families via third parties. Recently, the company collaborated with Sony Interactive Entertainment España to get kids playing outdoors more via integration with the Goplay Services. Xplora has offices in Norway, UK, Germany, and Spain, and is spreading into new markets in the US and Europe. Xplora has several major innovations in the child smartwatch category, including the launch of the world’s first eSIM product for children in August 2020 and its patent-pending activity platform and logic converting steps to awards. The company was co-founded by Sten Kirkbak, a father of four, who has worked with technology for almost 20 years, and first came up with the idea when he lost his four-year-old son in a shopping mall and couldn’t find him for more than 30 minutes. Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Snapdragon Wear are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Contacts

Sony Interactive Entertainment Investments

3 Investments

Sony Interactive Entertainment has made 3 investments. Their latest investment was in AccelByte as part of their Series B on April 4, 2022.

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4/22/2022

Series B

AccelByte

$60M

Yes

2

11/4/2021

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12/17/2020

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$99M

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4/22/2022

11/4/2021

12/17/2020

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Series B

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AccelByte

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Acquisitions

13 Acquisitions

Sony Interactive Entertainment acquired 13 companies. Their latest acquisition was Savage Game Studios on August 29, 2022.

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$99M

$4.4M

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7/18/2022

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$99M

$2.5M

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4

3/21/2022

$99M

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1/31/2022

Other

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12/13/2021

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$4.4M

$2.5M

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Sony Interactive Entertainment has 10 strategic partners and customers. Sony Interactive Entertainment recently partnered with Western Digital on July 7, 2022.

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7/12/2022

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United States

(PR) Press Releases Western Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment Release First Officially Licensed M.2 SSD for the PlayStation 5 Console

Western Digital Corp. and Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC teamed up to deliver the industry 's first official PlayStation - licensed M. 2 SSD for PlayStation 5 to gamers across the globe .

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3/4/2022

Partner

United States

09:00 ET Hagerty and Gran Turismo 7 Partner to Offer Exciting In-Game Benefits for Car Enthusiasts, Game Players and Hagerty Dri...

TRAVERSE CITY , Mich. , March 4 , 2022 / PRNewswire / -- Focused on its purpose of saving driving and car culture for future generations , leading automotive enthusiast brand Hagerty , Inc. announces a global gaming partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment 's Gran Turismo ™ 7 available on PS4 ™ and PS5 ™ consoles from today .

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11/22/2021

Partner

United States

Blackhawk Network Indonesia Collaborates with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), launching a PlayStation™ Store Gift Card in Indonesia.

Jakarta , 22 November 2021 - Blackhawk Network , in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment , has launched a PlayStation ™ Store Gift Card , expanding it 's domestic business to the gaming market across Indonesia .

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5/3/2021

Partner

United States

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12/10/2019

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United States

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7/12/2022

3/4/2022

11/22/2021

5/3/2021

12/10/2019

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Partner

Partner

Partner

Licensor

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

United States

United States

United States

News Snippet

(PR) Press Releases Western Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment Release First Officially Licensed M.2 SSD for the PlayStation 5 Console

Western Digital Corp. and Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC teamed up to deliver the industry 's first official PlayStation - licensed M. 2 SSD for PlayStation 5 to gamers across the globe .

09:00 ET Hagerty and Gran Turismo 7 Partner to Offer Exciting In-Game Benefits for Car Enthusiasts, Game Players and Hagerty Dri...

TRAVERSE CITY , Mich. , March 4 , 2022 / PRNewswire / -- Focused on its purpose of saving driving and car culture for future generations , leading automotive enthusiast brand Hagerty , Inc. announces a global gaming partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment 's Gran Turismo ™ 7 available on PS4 ™ and PS5 ™ consoles from today .

Blackhawk Network Indonesia Collaborates with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), launching a PlayStation™ Store Gift Card in Indonesia.

Jakarta , 22 November 2021 - Blackhawk Network , in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment , has launched a PlayStation ™ Store Gift Card , expanding it 's domestic business to the gaming market across Indonesia .

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Sony Interactive Entertainment has 1 service provider relationship

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Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acquired

Merchant Bank

Financial Advisor

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Acquired

Provider Type

Merchant Bank

Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Team

4 Team Members

Sony Interactive Entertainment has 4 team members, including former Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Glenn P Sblendorio.

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Glenn P Sblendorio

Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Former

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Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

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