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Midway's Mortal Kombat: Deception Ships One Million Units

CHICAGO - October 12, 2004 - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading software industry publisher and developer, announced today that Mortal Kombat ®: DeceptionTM, the latest entry in the company's best-selling Mortal Kombat franchise, has shipped more than one million units to retail stores across North America. Slashing its way to an amazing start at retail, Mortal Kombat: Deception is the fastest selling game in the history of Midway outselling even its highly-successful predecessor, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, by more than 35% in its first week of release. Mortal Kombat: Deception is available for the PlayStation ®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox ® video game system from Microsoft and is expected to release for the Nintendo GameCubeTM in early 2005.

Mortal Kombat: Deception's online mode has also been a massive hit with consumers. Since the game's launch six days ago more than 130,000 matches have been fought online over PlayStation 2.

"Mortal Kombat is clearly a franchise that continues to deliver innovative gameplay along with the hardcore, intense fighting action that fans have come to know and love over the past 12 years," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "We're extremely pleased to see that Deception has been received in such a positive light by both the media and consumers since we first announced the title in March. It's a true testament to the Mortal Kombat team's hard work and dedication that consumer interest is high enough to make Deception the fastest selling game in Midway's history."

About Mortal Kombat: Deception

Mortal Kombat: Deception delivers the most ambitious fighting game to-date, providing players with four independent gameplay modes, multiple new fatalities per character, as well as earning the title of the first-ever 3D fighting game playable online both via PlayStation 2 broadband and Xbox Live TM. The game also features lightning-fast, hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, new moves and combinations with death-dealing battles and all-new life-threatening environments.

Mortal Kombat: Deception is rated "M" for Mature and is available now for the PlayStation ®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox ® video game system from Microsoft. A version for Nintendo Gamecube is scheduled to be available in early 2005. For more information visit or

About Midway

Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major videogame platforms including the PlayStation ®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox , Nintendo GameCubeTM and Game Boy ® Advance.

MORTAL KOMBAT, MORTAL KOMBAT: DECEPTION and MIDWAY are trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC. "P layStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo. ®2001 Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. Midway has provided the link solely as a convenience for you. The information on this site has been prepared by third parties, and Midway does not monitor, endorse, or accept responsibility for the content on non-Midway sites.

"This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business conditions and the outlook for Midway Games Inc. (the "Company") based on currently available information that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the financial strength of the interactive entertainment industry, dependence on new product introductions and the ability to maintain the scheduling of such introductions, technological changes, dependence on major platform manufacturers and other risks more fully described under "Item 1. Business - Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003, and in the other more recent filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission."

About Xbox

Xbox ( is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

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Tim DaRosa

Midway Media Relations


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HighWater Group


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Midway Investor Relations


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