Sony game for broadband deal

Move aims to build market for Playstation 2

TOKYO — Japanese electronics giant Sony is pacting to provide broadband services and games for arcades run by gamemakers Sega and Namco.

Move is aimed at helping build a market for Sony’s PlayStation 2 console and expand the network capabilities of a product that has cost Sony enormous sums to develop and market.

Under the deal, Sony Computer Entertainment will build an advanced PlayStation 2 unit for arcades that will be connected through broadband networks.

Initial service will start at the end of 2001, with nationwide service scheduled for 2002.

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