|Amazon.com and Toysrus.com Announce Limited Number of PlayStation 2 Available at Noon PST on October 26|
SEATTLE--Oct. 25, 2000--
Ultimate one-stop shopping destination this holiday season for PlayStation 2 -- complete offering of games and accessories, even auctions of hard to find consoles
Leading online retailer Amazon.com (www.amazon.com) and leading online toy retailer Toysrus.com (www.toysrus.com) announced today that a limited number of Sony's PlayStation 2 will be available at noon PST on October 26.
Widely considered one of this season's hottest toys, the gaming console system will be available on a first come, first served basis at www.amazon.com/playstation2.
Each PlayStation 2 console will be value bundled with three popular game titles, a DVD movie and an extra Dual Shock 2 controller, offering customers a complete PlayStation 2 package, all in one place.
Toysrus.com and Amazon.com expect to receive several additional shipments before the holidays. Due to limited production, it's not known when or how many PlayStation 2s will be available, but customers will find regular updates in the PlayStation 2 store.
"PlayStation 2 is definitely one of the hottest products of the season," said Greg Ahearn, vice president of marketing, Toysrus.com. "We are happy to have a limited number of the consoles available for customers the day of launch and will continue to work to get more product throughout the rest of the year."
"Customers have been waiting all year for this launch, and the limited allocation has only increased the frenzy," said Kirk Koenigsbauer, general manager of Amazon.com Computer & Video Games. "We are offering PlayStation 2 on a first come, first served basis, and giving customers all of the information they need about its availability. We recommend customers check the site often for updates, and take advantage of our daily PlayStation 2 give-away."
Special Online Giveaway
Toysrus.com and Amazon.com are also offering customers a chance to win a free Sony PlayStation 2 bundle. Starting today, customers who sign up for the "PlayStation 2 Delivers" mailing will automatically be entered into a daily drawing to win a complete PlayStation 2 value bundled package. The first drawing will take place October 26, and one winner will be selected each business day through November 7, giving consumers an extra ten chances to win.
All the Latest On PlayStation 2
To keep customers abreast of all PlayStation 2 news, Toysrus.com and Amazon.com have created a one-stop PlayStation 2 destination (www.amazon.com/playstation2). Features and content include:
Toysrus.com, an affiliate of Toys "R" Us, Inc., is a leading global Internet retailer for toys and children's products. Earlier this year, SOFTBANK, a leading Internet investor, became a minority partner. In July, Toysrus.com launched Babiesrus.com, an online e-resource partnership with the No. 1 Juvenile retailer in the world, Babies "R" Us. And, in August, Toysrus.com teamed up with Amazon.com, one of the pioneers of e-commerce, to form a co-branded online toy store offering customers an unparalleled shopping experience over the Internet.
Amazon.com (Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries) is the Internet's No. 1 retailer. Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection, along with online auctions and free electronic greeting cards. Amazon.com seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online. Amazon.com lists more than 28 million unique items in categories such as electronics, kitchen products, books, music, DVDs, videos, camera and photo items, toys, software, computer and video games, tools and hardware, and lawn and patio items. Through Amazon.com zShops, any business or individual can sell virtually anything to Amazon.com's more than 25 million customers, and with Amazon.com Payments, sellers can accept credit card transactions, avoiding the hassles of offline payments.
Amazon.com operates three international Web sites: www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.uk and www.amazon.de. It also operates the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the Web's comprehensive and authoritative source of information on more than 250,000 movies and entertainment titles and 1 million cast and crew members dating from the birth of film in 1891 to 2003.
Amazon Anywhere is the leader in mobile e-commerce, providing access from anywhere in the world to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de on personal digital assistants (PDAs) and through handheld wireless Internet devices that use HDML or the Wireless Application Protocol.
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