Atari Is #1 Publisher in May 2003

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. 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 Xbox video game system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo GameCube, while its Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 ranked #1 on PSone, giving Atari 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 (Jan through May), up from #13 in the year-earlier comparable period.

News source: TeamXbox

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