CHICAGO, Illinois – December 6, 2004 -- Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, announced today that two of its titles, NBA Ballers and Midway Arcade Treasures, have shipped more than one million units worldwide since their respective releases. NBA Ballers shipped to retail outlets in North America on April 5, 2004 and in Europe on October 14, 2004. Midway Arcade Treasures shipped in North America on November 24, 2003 and on February 6, 2004 in Europe. The compilation of classic Midway arcade titles retails for $19.99.
“We’re extremely proud of the tremendous success of both NBA Ballers and MidwayArcade Treasures,” said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. “NBA Ballers has proven that consumers thoroughly enjoy Midway’s approach to over-the-top, lifestyle-driven sports games and the strong success of Midway Arcade Treasures goes to show that great, classic arcade games never lose their entertainment value.”
About NBA Ballers
Officially licensed by the NBA and NBA Legends, NBA Ballers is the only basketball videogame to deliver the pure essence of basketball by highlighting the excitement of the one-on-one confrontation set within the alluring fantasy lifestyle of an NBA superstar. By focusing on intense hoops match-ups, Midway created each and every NBA Baller and NBA Legend with a specific skill set in mind. Featuring 60 current NBA superstars and 24 all-time player legends, NBA Ballers takes the game out of the arenas and into some of the most lavish fantasy “cribs” for an up-close and personal one-on-one experience.
About Midway Arcade Treasures
Midway Arcade Treasures features hundreds of hours of classic gameplay action from all-time arcade favorites including the fast-paced action of Spy Hunter Ã‚Â®, the multiplayer collaboration of Gauntlet Ã‚Â®, the space-age adventure of Defender Ã‚Â® and the dueling combat of Joust Ã‚Â®, just to name a few. Players will also have the option of enjoying their favorite titles in either one-player or two-player game formats (depending on the game) and will be able to experience the bonus DVD content which features the history of many of the classic arcade hits, along with interviews with creators and developers of the various titles.
About Midway Games
Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major videogame platforms including the PlayStation Ã‚Â®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox , Nintendo GameCube TM and Game Boy Ã‚Â® Advance.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, technological changes including the upcoming platform transition, dependence on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described under "Item 1. Business - Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003, and in the more recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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