Infogrames Continues To Rock PC Games Sales Charts


NEW YORK, NY – December 13, 2001 —
Global interactive games publisher Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFGM) closed out
another stellar week on the PC games sales charts, claiming five of the Top 10
titles for the week ended December 1, 2001. According to leading market
information provider NPD Techworld, Infogrames’ Backyard Basketball™ took the #4
slot, Survivor™: The Interactive Game earned the #5 position, RollerCoaster
Tycoon® grabbed #6, Sid Meier’s Civilization® III ranked #9, and Backyard
Football™ 2002 closed out the group at #10. Rounding out the Top 20 were
Infogrames’ Backyard Baseball™ 2001 (#13), RollerCoaster Tycoon Loopy Landscapes
(#15), and the Thomas & Friends™Railway Adventures CD-ROM Playset (#17).

“With PC games sales accounting for
one-third of all entertainment software revenue, maintaining a strong position
in this category is something we take quite seriously,” commented Wim Stocks,
Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution for Infogrames, Inc. “We knew
Survivor and Civilization III would be hits, and RollerCoaster Tycoon has been
unstoppable. But the Backyard franchise has surpassed our wildest expectations,
and shows no sign of weakening anytime soon. All in all, we’ve got quite a
powerful line-up.”

These rankings mark the fourth
consecutive week Backyard Basketball has appeared in the Top 10; the second
consecutive Top 10 showing for Survivor: The Interactive Game; Sid Meier’s
Civilization III’s fifth consecutive Top 10 appearance since debuting at #1; and
yet another Top 10 finish for RollerCoaster Tycoon, which has been rooted in the
Top 10 for all but one week since its release in 1999.

About Infogrames

New York-based Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq:
IFGM) is the second largest third-party publisher of interactive entertainment
software in the U.S. The Company develops video games for all consoles (Sony,
Nintendo and Microsoft), PCs, and Macintosh systems. Infogrames’ catalogue of
more than 1,000 titles includes award-winning franchises such as Civilization™,
Deer Hunter®, Driver™, RollerCoaster Tycoon®, Test Drive®, and Unreal®, and key
licenses including Survivor™, Warner Bros. Looney Tunes™, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s
Clues™, Dragon Ball Z®, Mission Impossible®, 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
entertainment software 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, as well as
interactive digital television, mobile smart devices (WAP, HDML) and in-flight
entertainment systems. In 2001, IESA acquired Infogrames Interactive, Inc.
(formerly Hasbro Interactive), including 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