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ATARI JAGUAR POISED TO POUNCE NATIONALLY IN 1994; GAME SYSTEM AND SOFTWARE SELL OUT IN NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO

 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari Corp. (AMEX: ATC) today announced that the company plans to roll out Jaguar(TM) -- the world's first 64-bit interactive multimedia home entertainment system -- in the first half of 1994. In addition, Jaguar and its first four software titles, "Cybermorph," "Raiden," "Evolution Dino-Dudes" and "Crescent Galaxy," will continue to ship steadily to stores in New York and San Francisco.
 "We look forward to extending Jaguar's success in the New York and San Francisco markets by implementing a nationwide rollout of the product in 1994," said Sam Tramiel, president of Atari. "What is especially rewarding is customer response to Jaguar -- it's great to see how people react to the system. We are committed to making Jaguar the world's number one game platform and this is a powerful start."
 "Sales of the Jaguar couldn't better. All of our units sold out in one day and we've got a list of more than 100 people waiting for our next shipment," said Gary Jockers, general manager, FAO Schwarz, San Francisco. "The new titles we received are selling out as fast as the systems. Our customers are clamoring to get these new games. Now that we've got all of the current game titles available for Jaguar, the demand is only increasing for more units."
 Atari Jaguar is the world's first 64-bit interactive multimedia home entertainment system and is the only video game system manufactured in the United States. Atari expect to deliver its Jaguar CD-peripheral in the second half of 1994 at a suggested retail price of $200.
 Atari Corp. manufactures and markets 64-bit interactive multimedia entertainment systems, video games and personal computers for the home, office and educational marketplaces. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company manufactures the Jaguar products in the United States.
 NOTE: Jaguar is a registered trademark of the Atari Corp.
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 /CONTACT: Terry Valeski of Atari, 408-745-2000/
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