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Atari Is #1 Video Game Publisher In May 2003

by Thomas on June 18, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT

Global interactive entertainment publisher Atari, Inc. claimed an 18.4% share of video games software sales during May 2003, earning the Company the #1 rank among all video game publishers during the month, according to The NPD Group, Inc. The May 2003 sales performance compared with a 5.4% market share and sixth position among publishers in May 2002.

For the month of May 2003, Atari's Enter The Matrix was the top-selling title on the PlayStationĀ®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube(TM), while its Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 ranked #1 on PSoneĀ®, giving the Company a clean sweep of all consoles.

Atari's strong performance in May 2003 enabled the Company to achieve the #4 rank among publishers for the year to date (January through May), up from #13 in the year-earlier comparable period. Among the top-selling video game titles for the year to date, Enter The Matrix (PS2) ranked #7, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (PS2) took the #13 spot, and Enter The Matrix (Xbox) claimed the #20 slot.

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