Atari European Operations Sold to Namco

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After reaching a peak in the early ’80s, crashing in the mid-80s, rising again in the 90s, falling again in the mid90s, and then rising again, it seems history will repeat itself. Not only will Atari not be making it to E3, they’re selling off their European distribution shares to Namco Bandai.

So, if you were wondering why Sony was handling the publishing of the Ghostbusters game over there, that’s your answer. The swith-over process will take a few weeks, but seems set in stone as a done deal. The sales and marketing staff will be saved, moving onto the Distribution Partners, which handles Namco Bandai’s European market.

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