Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 1987 as a Delaware corporation, and maintains operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Australia and Japan. We develop, publish, market and distribute, under our brand names, interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms, including Sony's PlayStation®2, Microsoft's Xbox(tm), and Nintendo's GameCube(tm) and Game Boy® Advance and, to a lesser extent, personal computer systems. We develop software internally, as well as engaging third parties to develop software on our behalf.
We internally develop our software products through our six software development studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom. Additionally, we contract with independent software developers to create software products for us.
Through our subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, and Australia, we distribute our software products directly to retailers and other outlets, and we also utilize regional distributors in Japan and the Pacific Rim to distribute software within those geographic areas. As an additional aspect of our business, we distribute software products which have been developed by third parties. A less significant aspect of our business is the development and publication of strategy guides relating to our software products and the issuance of certain "special edition" comic magazines to support some of our time valued brands.
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