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Medieval: Total War Tops Sales Charts in UK and US


Santa Monica, CA - September 13, 2002 -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that its epic real-time strategy game Medieval: Total War(tm) is topping U.K. and U.S. sell-through charts.  The title was the #1 best-selling PC game in the U.K. in each of the two weeks following its release, as reported by Elspa/Chart-Track. Additionally, in its first week of full retail availability in the U.S., the game reached the #4 position on the PC chart, according to NPD Intelect.  Developed by The Creative Assembly, Medieval: Total War has received critical acclaim from the press securing an Editors' Choice Award from IGN, Gamespot's PC Game of the Month for August and Developer of the Year honors from PC Gamer U.K.

"Medieval: Total War showcases the triple AAA product focus of our PC portfolio and exemplifies our commitment to partnering with top development talent worldwide," states Ron Doornink, President of Activision, Inc.  "We are extremely pleased with the strong response from consumers, critics and retailers around the world.  The success of the game is true testament to the talent and vision of The Creative Assembly."

The sequel to the award-winning Shogun: Total War, Medieval: Total War allows players to take control of one of 12 European powers as they attempt to rewrite history through a mixture of epic battles, trade, diplomacy and resource management.  Recreating the massive scope of dark ages warfare, the game supports real-time 3D battles of more than 10,000 troops and more than 100 unique unit types, including knights, infantry and siege engines, in terrain as varied as deserts, forest, plains and mountains.  Players will utilize authentic battle strategies and tactics as they unleash their forces against medieval castles and mighty fortresses with an arsenal of battle-field weapons including long-bows, muskets, cannons and catapults which can pound castle walls and buildings to rubble. 

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.  Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $786 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands.  More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements."  The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements.  These important factors, and other factors that could affect Activision, are described in Activision's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  Readers of this press release are referred to such filings.

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