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SOFTWARE ETC. REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER, YEAR-END SALES

 MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Software Etc. Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFWR), the nation's leading specialty retailer of home PC and video game software, today announced sales results for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 30, 1993. Sales increased 34 percent to $87.4 million, compared to $65.0 million for the fourth quarter endd 22 percent to $203.4 million, compared to $166.2 million last year. Comparable store sales for the 52-week period ended Jan. 30, 1993 increased 12 percent.
 "We are pleased with the results of our fourth quarter. Sales in the quarter were led by strong sales of 16-bit video game systems and software, and multimedia PC upgrade products, such as soundboards and CD-ROM drives," said Dan DeMatteo, president and CEO.
 During the year Feb. 2, 1992 - Jan. 30, 1993, Software Etc. opened 42 new stores and relocated five stores. As of Jan. 30, the company operated 266 stores in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Software Etc. stores stock broad assortments of home personal computer software, supplies and accessories, video game software and systems, PC upgrades, and computer books and magazines.
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 /CONTACT: Dan DeMatteo, 612-893-7051, or Bob Strawman, 612-893-7622, both of Software Etc./
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