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Hercules and ThrustMaster Success in RetailJune 2001CROYDON, 13th July 2001 – Guillemot is delighted to announce its continued success in retail based on ChartTrack figures for the month of June 2001.The Hercules brand of graphic accelerator cards still remains at the number one spot maintaining its lead and further increasing market share over other graphic companies such as Creative Labs, Elsa and Ati.
Hercules market share has seen a further increase with fantastic results, increasing to a huge 50.9% vs 34.4% in May (total MM Upgrades by company, value) and 46.3% vs 32.2% in May (total MM Upgrades by company, units)The Hercules 3D Prophet II MX 32mb card came in as the number one selling card this month. Making their first appearance into ChartTrack this month, the Hercules 3D Prophet 4500 & 4000XT, as predicted, have stormed in at number 3 & 4 places respectively! Number two position was given to the ever reducing price of the 3DFX 5500!The success is directly attributed to the strong retail range offering that Hercules has implemented, and with the two Kyro based cards contributing very strong sales in their first month, enabling the Hercules name to remain the number one retail brand. Thrustmaster remains the number one brand in the total steering wheel category and continues its domination of the number one spot. Coming in at 21.3% (total steering wheels by company, units) and 23.1% (total steering wheels by company, value). Notes to Editors:About ThrustMaster
With legendary accessory products that range from flight simulation to motor sports, ThrustMaster is synonymous the world over with superior quality, performance and service. ThrustMaster continues to lead the development of high performance gaming tools through a commitment to innovation and product excellence. ThrustMaster is also proud to provide officially licensed Ferrari, NASCAR, Top Gun and USAF products as part of its accessories line. ThrustMaster is a division of Guillemot Corporation, a pre-eminent worldwide player in both the interactive leisure hardware and accessories markets. Guillemot Corporation is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Sicovam code 6672, and is currently present in 12 countries, distributing its products in a total of 45 countries. For further information, please visit our web site at http://www.thrustmaster.co.uk About HerculesFounded in 1982 in the U.S., Hercules developed the industry’s first high-resolution graphics board for personal computers. From its roots in establishing the monochrome graphics standard, Hercules proceeded to pioneer advances in color graphics solutions. In November 1999, Hercules was purchased by Guillemot Corporation and the entire video and multimedia ranges are now under the Hercules brand. Guillemot Corporation develops, manufactures and distributes PC and console peripherals, providing high-quality products for gamers and music enthusiasts worldwide under the Guillemot, Hercules and ThrustMaster brands. The group is also proud to include officially licensed Ferrari, NASCAR, Top Gun and US Air Force products as part of its accessories line. Guillemot Corporation is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Sicovam code 6672, and is currently present in 13 countries, distributing its products in a total of 45 countries.
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