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BABBAGE'S, INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS

 DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Babbage's, Inc., (NASDAQ: BBGS), the nation's leading chain of consumer software specialty stores, today announced preliminary sales results for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 30, 1993. Sales increased 30 percent to $100,724,000 compared to $77,316,000 for the fourth quarter of last year. Comparable store sales for the quarter increased 12 percent.
 Sales for the fiscal year 1993 increased 24 percent to $209,170,000 compared to $168,375,000 last year. Comparable store sales for the 52- week period ended Jan. 30, 1993 increased 8 percent.
 "The double-digit increase in same store sales was driven primarily by substantial growth in our sales of 16-bit video game systems and software for these systems," said James B. McCurry, chairman of the board.
 During fiscal 1993 the company opened 43 stores. As of Feb. 4, 1993, Babbage's operated 247 company-owned stores in 37 states. Virtually all of the company's stores are located in major regional shopping malls.
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 /CONTACT: Opal P. Ferraro of Babbage's, Inc., 214-401-9000/
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