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THQ Wireless Appoints Gary Kanazawa to Vice President of Product Development

New Hire Underscores Company's Continued Commitment to Developing the Highest Quality in Mobile Entertainment

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Sept 26, 2005: THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), today announced the appointment of Gary Kanazawa to vice president of wireless product development. In his new role, Kanazawa will oversee the global development of THQ's prestigious portfolio of mobile games based on some of the biggest entertainment brands and popular sports leagues, in addition to other wireless content such as ringtones, wallpapers, data applications and information services. Kanazawa will also play a key role in how the company leverages new technology platforms, networks and devices to further extend its brands and increase its overall business value.

"By aligning ourselves with the best talent in the industry, we become better positioned to meet the challenges in mobile entertainment, one of the fastest growing segments in wireless," said Tim Walsh, president of THQ Wireless. "Gary's proven experience, skill and leadership will be a critical component in executing our overall wireless business strategy and ultimately driving our global wireless product development groups to continued growth and success."

Most recently THQ's Destroy All Humans!TM was named a top-seller on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® Service and in May of 2005, the company facilitated one of the largest global launches in wireless history for the Star Wars suite of wireless products.

Kanazawa is an 18-year veteran of the software industry and prior to joining THQ Wireless, served as vice president of product development at Mobile Digital Media where he produced content for mobile devices. In addition, Kanazawa served in leadership positions with top companies such as AvantGo, Palm and Microsoft.

About THQ Wireless Inc.:

THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), is a global leader in mobile entertainment, offering a wide range of wireless products, including games, personalization products, information services and messaging based on top licenses such as the WWETM, Star Wars, popular Nickelodeon properties and professional sports leagues including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and the NHRA. In addition to wireless entertainment products, THQ Wireless' controlling interest in MINICK gives the company access to one of the largest premium messaging networks in the world in order to offer a broad range of services from content distribution to mobile marketing campaigns and place the company at the forefront of this rapidly growing messaging market. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ Wireless has offices worldwide, in addition to distribution agreements through wireless carriers across the globe. Further information can be found at www.thqwireless.com.

About THQ Inc.:

THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Korea and Australia. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Destroy All Humans! and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ") and are based upon management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to economic, competitive and technological factors affecting the operations, markets, products, and pricing of THQ. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2005, and particularly the discussion of risk factors that may affect results of operations set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

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