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SONIC ADVANCE 3 Now Available for Game Boy Advance; Third Title in Franchise Racing Off Store Shelves

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 7, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI) and SEGA(R) Corporation have announced that SONIC ADVANCE 3 has shipped and is currently available at retail outlets throughout North America for a suggested retail price of $29.99. SONIC ADVANCE 3 is poised to build upon the top selling, critically acclaimed Sonic Advance franchise, which now boasts sales in excess of 1.5 million units according to NPD TRSTS.

"The Sonic franchise is among the top franchises on the Game Boy Advance system," said Tiffany Ternan, senior vice president of North American sales and distribution. "We look forward to building on that success with SONIC ADVANCE 3."

"Our partnership with THQ has allowed us to extend the Sonic franchise to millions of Game Boy Advance consumers across the globe," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of entertainment marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "With Sonic Advance 3 handheld gamers can look forward to Game Link multiplayer capabilities and an exciting new battle mode. Everyone involved in the creative process deserves recognition for delivering another amazing 2-D Sonic title."

About SONIC ADVANCE 3

In SONIC ADVANCE 3, Dr. Eggman has once again come up with a scheme to conquer the world and stop the Hedgehog he can never seem to catch. He has broken the world into seven parts and it's up to Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Cream and Amy to restore order quickly as they race through all new environments while battling foes they've never encountered. Each character has new abilities based on the partner they're paired with and all powers are useful in the quest for survival. SONIC ADVANCE 3 also features multiplayer fun for up to four Game Boy(R) Advance systems using the Game Link(R) Cable. Linking four Game Boy Advances together allows for a frantic two-on-two battle mode.

About SEGA

SEGA(R) of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's Web site is located at www.SEGA.com.

About THQ

THQ Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ web site is located at www.thq.com. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

This press release may contain "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 are based upon management's 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 economic, competitive and technological factors affecting the operations, markets, products, services and pricing of THQ. 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 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 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-KT for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2003, and particularly the discussion of risk factors that may affect results of operations set forth therein. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

SOURCE: THQ Inc.

THQ/ Media Relations
Rob Cassel, 818/871-8514
rcassel@thq.com
THQ/ Investor Relations
Julie MacMedan, 818/871-5095
or
SEGA of America, Inc.
Heather Guzenda, 415/701-4123
Heather.Guzenda@segaamerica.com

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