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Disney/Pixar Cars Video Game from THQ Crosses the Finish Line to Prestigious Sales Milestones
Cars Joins PlayStation®2 System and PSP® System "Greatest Hits," Microsoft Xbox® "Platinum Hits" and Nintendo GameCubeTM "Players Choice" Collections

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2007--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced that the Cars video game based on the Disney/Pixar film has achieved yet another major sales milestone by becoming a recent addition to the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and

PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system "Greatest Hits," Microsoft Xbox® "Platinum Hits" and Nintendo GameCubeTM "Player's Choice" retail programs. Cars was the number one selling kids video game brand, as well as the number two overall best selling video game in 2006. With this recent sales achievement, the title will now be available to a broader range of game players with the new suggested retail price of $19.99 throughout North America.

"Cars has been the fastest selling Disney/Pixar video game to date and we are extremely pleased with the title's retail success," said Scott Guthrie, senior vice president, North American sales and distribution, THQ. "Having already sold-in nearly eight million units, this new attractive price point will make the game available to an even wider audience."

"We are excited by the tremendous success the Cars franchise has achieved across the world on multiple video game platforms," said Graham Hopper, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Interactive Studios. "Our successful and long-standing relationship with THQ has delivered a strong portfolio of Disney/Pixar titles that have become family favorites for gamers of all ages."

In addition to the recent achievement of these major sales milestones, THQ is expected to bring a new video game based on the highly successful Cars film to retail this fall. Cars Mater-National is scheduled to ship for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation 2 system, the WiiTM video game console, Nintendo DSTM and Game Boy® Advance and will offer a brand new racing competition set in the famed animated world of Radiator Springs.

About the Cars Video Game

The Cars video game is a high performance interactive experience in the open world created in the film, challenging players to relive the excitement created by Lightning McQueen and his friends. Fans will discover unique characters and environments inspired by the film with more than 10 playable characters and 30 races and minigames to choose from. The game features a fully immersive re-creation of all major environments introduced in the movie, including Radiator Springs and Ornament Valley, which will offer distinctive racing experiences to players while maintaining the artistic style of the film.

The Cars video game was developed within THQ's Studio System, which includes 16 owned studios and more than 25 of the best independent development teams. THQ's critically-acclaimed video game developer, Rainbow Studios, developed the PlayStation 2 system, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube versions. THQ's Locomotive Games, Inc. developed the PSP version.

For more information about Cars and additional THQ video game titles, please visit www.thq.com.

About THQ Inc.

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Rainbow Studios, Locomotive Games and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, the Xbox logos, and the Xbox Live logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

"PlayStation," "PLAYSTATION," "PS" Family logo and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Nintendo, Wii, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the Cars video game, and are based upon management's current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2006, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

CONTACT:
THQ/Media Relations
Kristina Kirk, 818-871-5119
kristina.kirk@thq.com
or
THQ/Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan, 818-871-5125
investor@thq.com

SOURCE: THQ Inc.


 
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