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Myst III: Exile tops the charts in Europe

by Thomas on Sept. 24, 2001 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT

Myst III: Exile #1 in sales in Germany, and France and #2 in the UK.

"We are obviously delighted that Myst III has repeated history, and that as the latest chapter in the Myst series, it continues to capture many imaginations and to seduce people" asserted Alain Corre, Managing Director EMEA Territories.

Ubi Soft® Entertainment announced today that Myst III: Exile for PC and Macintosh has achieved Chart topping status in Europe. The game, developed by Presto Studios, has achieved the Number One position in the PC charts in the biggest PC markets: Germany, France. The game is also Number Two in the United Kingdom.

The Myst III Collector’s Edition, released simultaneously has also a been huge success, containing a copy of the game itself, a official players Prima Guide and the exceptional Making Of documentary screened on UK television.

Ubi Soft attributes this success not only to the supreme quality of the game and the huge Myst Series fan base, but also the company’s global distribution systems in 52 countries and commended international marketing skills.

Since its seminal release in 1993, Myst and its sequel Riven have become cornerstones in computer gaming, earning an unparalleled recognition and audience that goes way beyond hardcore gamers. To date, both games have produced sales in excess of 10 million units worldwide, with the original remaining as popular as ever some 7 years after release! The third installment is well on its; way to matching and even bettering this phenomenal global success.

About Ubi Soft Entertainment

Ubi Soft Entertainment is an international producer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. It leads the field in offering a diversified and constantly expanding product line. Ubi Soft develops its own products and also works in co-operation with well-known developers. The group's objective is to provide the public with top-quality entertainment software that encourages users to share intense emotions. Created in 1986, Ubi Soft has a presence in 19 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany and China. The group distributes its own products and those of third-party producers in 50 countries. Ubi Soft posted sales of 260 million euros for the financial year 2000/2001, an increase of 39.4% over the previous year, and its consolidated net earnings totaled 3.6 million euros.

About Presto Studios

San Diego-based Presto Studios was founded in 1991 by a talented group of close friends determined to make an impact in the gaming industry. Presto has grown to a cutting-edge entertainment software development company known for its engaging photo-realistic games, including the Journeyman Project series of time-travel adventures and Star Trek: Hidden Evil. Presto Studios, Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.presto.com

About Myst III: Exile

Myst III: Exile features hours of new mysteries to uncover. Building on the surreal style of Myst and Riven, Myst III : Exile features five entirely new ages for players to explore and hours of new mysteries to uncover. The story introduces a new villain, played by Academy Award nominee Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest). The use of new technologies and an innovative navigation system brings the Myst universe even more vividly to life for players.

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