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Capcom's Mega Man 8 generating Mega Sales.

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 1997--Capcom Entertainment today announced that in its first weekend of sales, Mega Man 8 for the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn generated "Mega Sales."

Both Electronics Boutique and Babbages Etc. sold over 55% of their inventory within the first three days of sales. This made Mega Man 8 one of the top selling 32-bit games in the month of March. Electronics Boutique also reports they sold over 75% of their inventory after ten days of sales. Mega Man 8 is currently number eight and climbing on Electronic Boutique's top ten list.

"Mega Man is one of Capcom's longest running and most popular action heroes and this marks the first time that a Mega Man game has entered the 32-bit market," said Bill Gardner, president of Capcom Entertainment. "The response that we've gotten from the retailers was so overwhelming that we had to allocate product based on the fact that our orders were far greater than anticipated. Due to the success of Mega Man 8, we are currently considering a second build."

"The response that we've had for Mega Man 8 from consumers has been overwhelmingly positive," said Pete Roithmayr, director/senior buyer for Electronics Boutique. "We are elated to have sold over three quarters of our inventory in such a short time, so much that we have already reordered Mega Man 8 twice. Electronics Boutique has been buying Mega Man games for years. He's a popular character with a proven success rate who appeals to a wide range of our customers."

"We are extremely happy about the response for Mega Man 8," added Doreen Erickson, merchandise manager for Babbages Etc. "At this time, almost all of our stores have completely sold out and we are currently awaiting a new shipment. Mega Man is a well-known character who historically has sold very well for us. I think the popularity of this title is based on the fact that there is not a lot of 32-bit software for kids. Mega Man 8 is a title that crosses all age barriers and appeals to both parents and kids alike."

Capcom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd., is a leading force in the multi-billion dollar interactive entertainment industry. Capcom develops, markets, and distributes both coin-operated and home video games for the Super Nintendo, Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation. Capcom Entertainment, Inc. is based in Sunnyvale.

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