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Gothic 3 Peaks The Charts

1st and 2nd place in Germany – 4th place in UK

Liezen, Austria, 18th of October 2006; Gothic 3 peaks the charts! After 2 days of sales, the roleplaying game from Germany climbs on the 1st place in Germany's media Control Charts. Close to this the Gothic 3 Collector's Edition reaches the 2nd place. More than 100.000 sold pieces through in the first weekend makes Gothic 3 being the most successful game of the year in Germany.

With the third part of the much loved roleplaying-series developer Piranha Bytes, Publisher JoWooD Productions and Co-Publisher Deep Silver are now looking forward with plans to build from the great platform provided by the German games marketplace. Gothic 3 places on the 4th place in UK charts and is one of the most sold products of the week in Great Britain.

Gothic 3 - available for PC DVD ROM!

JoWooD Productions Software AG

Shares of the JoWooD Productions Software AG are traded at the Vienna stock exchange, JoWooD is one of the leading publishers of computer- and videogames. JoWooD develops and publishes state-of-the-art entertainment software for all major existing and coming systems. JoWooD`s games are distributed in all territories by a worldwide net of distribution partners. Please visit the homepage www.jowood.com for further information.

Pluto 13 GmbH/Piranha Bytes

Pluto 13 GmbH is based in Essen/Germany and noted for their label "Piranha Bytes". Founded in 1997 the team has become known internationally for their roleplaying games "Gothic", "Gothic 2" and "Gothic 2 - Night of the Raven". Currently they are working on "Gothic 3". For further information please visit www.piranha-bytes.com and www.gothic3.com.

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver is KOCH Media's Premium Games Label. It was established in 2002 with the goal of publishing games for gamers. From FPS and Simulations to MMO, Deep Silver offers anything and everything that a gamer's heart desires. Deep Silver published Singles ®, X2 - The Threat ®, Scrapland ®and many more games. For more information visit http://www.deepsilver.com

Founded in 1994, KOCH Media develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for personal computers and home console gaming systems and the Internet. Based in Planegg near Munich in Germany, KOCH operates a pan-European service, with additional offices in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and UK. KOCH has distribution contracts for a number of software publishers including GData, Lexware, Digital Publishing, Roxio, TVG, Suse, Avanquest and Pinnacle Systems. KOCH also develops and publishes educational and application software. Since 2003 the publishing of films on DVD is another important branch in KOCH's business strategy.

PR Contact UK:

Frazer Nash

fnc@frazer-nash-communications.co.uk

PR Contact International

Tamara Berger

tberger@jowood.com

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