The Number One Fighting Videogame Franchise Returns to the Virtual Ring with WWEÂ® SmackDownÂ® vs. RawÂ® 2009
Leading Videogame Brand Set to Deliver the Definitive Sports Entertainment Experience With Added Depth, Explosive New Features and the Debut of Downloadable Content
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) today announced that WWEÂ® SmackDownÂ® vs. RawÂ® 2009 is in development for the Xbox 360Â® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, Wiiâ„¢ videogame console, Nintendo DSâ„¢ and mobile devices. Joining the immensely successful World Wrestling EntertainmentÂ® roster of WWE SmackDown/SmackDown vs. Raw licensed videogames, which have shipped more than 37 million units worldwide since 1999, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 is expected to begin shipping to retail outlets worldwide this fall.
â€œThe ambitious cross-platform launch of WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 last year yielded tremendous growth for the franchise, as we delivered multiple gameplay experiences across seven platforms and greatly expanded our audience of WWE videogame fans,â€