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LeapFrog announces LeapPad2 and LeapsterGS

Published on: 19th June 2012

LeapFrog has announced today two new platforms: LeapPad2, the next generation of the children’s learning tablet LeapPad, and LeapsterGS, the learning video game system.

The new LeapPad2 features higher resolution front-and-back cameras and video recorders, the new faster LF 2000 processor, double the memory (4 GB), and improved battery life, all housed in a durable, child-friendly design. LeapPad2 also includes extensive free content: a music player with five LeapFrog Learning Songs, a new Cartoon Director creativity app, an Art Studio creativity app, the popular Pet Pad writing app and choice of an additional app. By year’s end, the LeapPad content library will feature 225 game cartridges, apps, music, videos, eBooks and more. LeapPad2 is compatible with LeapFrog Explorer cartridges and LeapFrog App Centre digital content. LeapPad2 will be sold at RRP £89.99, and is recommended for children aged three to nine years.

John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog, said: “We were surprised by the incredible consumer demand for the LeapPad from the day it launched. It was one of the hottest and most sought after children’s products last year, and it received significant praise from parents, educators and the industry. With the introduction of the innovative LeapPad2 platform, LeapFrog continues to revolutionise and lead the category with engaging entertainment experiences filled with life-changing education that help children reach their potential.”

LeapsterGS, the newest addition to the Leapster family, will offer fast-action gameplay packed with rich learning in a new learning video game system. LeapsterGS represents the next generation of Leapster Explorer. It has a new thinner, sleek design, larger screen, built-in motion sensor plus camera and video recorder, the new faster LF 2000 processor and 4x the internal memory (2 GB). By year’s end, the LeapsterGS content library will feature 200 action-packed game cartridges, apps, music, videos, eBooks and more. LeapsterGS is compatible with LeapFrog Explorer cartridges and LeapFrog App Centre digital content. LeapsterGS will be sold at RRP £64.99, and is recommended for children aged four to nine years.

John Barbour said: “Children are requesting video games at an earlier age than ever before. While a gaming system is sometimes inevitable, many parents would prefer to have an education-filled alternative. With LeapsterGS, we have created a video gaming system that parents and children can agree on. While children will love the action-packed gameplay, parents will feel confident that their child is learning while doing something they love.”

For more information on LeapPad2 and LeapsterGS, visit www.leapfrog.com/nextgen

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