Infogrames Most Recent Console Releases

by Thomas on June 7, 2002 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT

Infogrames, Inc.'s most recent releases for video game consoles are flying off retail shelves, with demand even outpacing supply in some cases, the Company has announced. Infogrames' Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance has sold through its initial shipment of 300,000 units in just three weeks in the stores, with orders for more than another 250,000 units having already been placed. Currently ranked the #1 Game Boy Advance title at all leading retailers of video game software in the U.S. and Canada, Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku is also Infogrames' best-selling Nintendo title of all-time.

The Company's Dragon Ball Z®: Collectible Card Game, also for the Game Boy® Advance, has sold more than 50,000 units since shipping to retailers late last week, putting the title alongside Legacy of Goku® at the top of the Game Boy® Advance charts for the week.

Test Drive®, Infogrames' latest release for Sony's PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, has burned through more than 30% of its initial shipment of 250,000 units in just four days in stores. Cited as " ... one of the best-looking PS2 racers ... " by PlayStation Magazine and " ... the best in the series so far ... " by IGN PS2, Test Drive® is well on its way to claiming a top slot in the PS2 sales rankings.

Through the end of June, Infogrames will add to its console line-up with the release of several more titles for the PlayStation®2, including: Stuntman(TM), and Men In Black(TM) 2: Alien Escape; as well as several more titles for the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft, including Test Drive® and Splashdown(TM).

New York-based Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM - News) is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company develops video games for all consoles (Sony Computer Entertainment of America, Nintendo and Microsoft), PCs, and Macintosh systems. Infogrames' catalogue of more than 1,000 titles includes award-winning franchises such as Civilization®, Backyard Sports(TM), Deer Hunter®, Driver®, RollerCoaster Tycoon®, and Test Drive®, and key licenses including Warner Bros. The Matrix®, Warner Bros. Looney Tunes(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues®, Dragon Ball Z®, Unreal®, Mission Impossible®, Terminator®, Harley-Davidson®, Major League Baseball®, and the National Football League®, among many others. The Company's Humongous Entertainment and MacSoft labels are leaders in children's and Macintosh entertainment software, respectively.

Infogrames, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (IESA) (Euronext 5257), a global publisher and distributor of video games for all platforms. In 2001, IESA acquired Infogrames Interactive, Inc. (formerly Hasbro Interactive), including rights to use its line of software based on well-known licenses such as MONOPOLY, Jeopardy®, TONKA, and Atari®, which are published and distributed in the U.S. by Infogrames, Inc. For more information, visit the Company's Web site at www.infogrames.com .

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