THQ Has Number One TitlesWWF Raw and SONIC ADVANCE are Nation’s Number One Sellers
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., - February 27, 2002 - THQ Inc. announced today that it has topped sales charts for the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft and Game Boy Advance according to independent retail data from NPD Funworld. WWF Raw®, the company’s latest World Wrestling Federation® licensed video game in partnership with JAKKS Pacific, Inc., was the number one selling Xbox game for the for the week of February 10-16. In its first week WWF Raw sold the most units ever for a third-party Xbox game-- second only to Microsoft’s Halo™.
THQ’s newest Game Boy® Advance release, SONIC ADVANCE™, was also a best seller topping the handheld chart for the week of February 3-9. SONIC ADVANCE was also the fourth best-selling game overall for the week of February 3-9.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response at retail to WWF Raw and SONIC ADVANCE,” said Alison Locke, executive vice president, North American Publishing, THQ. “Both of these titles truly demonstrate the power of these new systems as well as the continued strengths of the World Wrestling Federation and Sega brands.”
“The sell-through of WWF Raw validates our previous expectations for this new Xbox title,” noted Jennifer Richmond, vice president of licensing, JAKKS Pacific. “We are proud of the level of realism this World Wrestling Federation video game offers to the most loyal fans in the world.”