Circuit City Gears Up for Halo(R) 3 with Midnight Events; Retailer Launches Rewards Program for Gamers

To celebrate the release of Halo(R) 3, one of the most eagerly-awaited video game titles of the year, Circuit City Stores, Inc. announces it will hold special midnight openings at 91 Superstores across the country so gamers can buy the title as soon as it goes on sale at 12:01 a.m. September 25, 2007. While supplies last, customers who purchase Halo 3 at Circuit City will receive a free four-foot tall "Master Chief" wall graphic.

In addition, Miami Wide Receiver Chris Chambers and Linebacker Joey Porter will join in the Halo 3 release festivities at a Circuit City Superstore in the Miami, Florida market. Details of the special events can be found at

"We're thrilled with the arrival of the third chapter in the Halo trilogy," said John Kelly, Circuit City's senior vice president, merchandising. "And we're particularly pleased that Circuit City recently launched its new Gamers Savings Club, which offers valuable discounts to our customers. The Halo 3 release is a golden opportunity for our Club members."

Circuit City Gamers Savings Club members enjoy 10 percent off the in-store purchase of video and PC games, video game accessories, strategy guides and game pre-orders. Through October 13, 2007, the club offers a one-year free membership with the purchase of any game console or handheld game system. Or, join for $19.99 per year at Internet registration is required.

Halo 3 is rated M for mature. Customers who visit Circuit City to purchase the title should ensure they bring proper identification to show they are at least 17 years old.

About Circuit City Stores, Inc.
Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE:CC) is a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related services. The domestic segment operates through 653 Superstores and 13 other locations in 158 U.S. markets. The international segment operates through approximately 800 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City also operates Web sites at, and

About Halo 3:
Created by legendary developer Bungie Studios and exclusive to the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system, "Halo 3" will set a new standard for interactive storytelling and social gaming by engaging consumers worldwide in Master Chief's epic battle to save humankind. In November 2004, the world's view of video games changed forever with the release of "Halo 2," which generated a record-setting $125 million (U.S.) in sales within the first 24 hours and changed the way people think about interactive entertainment. Three years later, it remains the most-played game on Microsoft's Xbox LIVE(R) online gaming and entertainment network, with nearly 1 billion hours of online gaming logged to date.

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Halo 3 expands on the franchise and adds a wealth of technical and gameplay advancements. The software program has unparalleled first-person shooter experience and the most compelling and engrossing story of the trilogy. Halo 3 will builds upon the unique social multiplayer experience and innovative, evolving online gameplay of Halo 2.

Game developer Bungie announced that Halo 3 will be released for Microsoft's Xbox 360 sometime in 2007. The game is loaded with high-definition visuals, enhanced A.I., an advanced lighting engine, and new weapons, characters, and challenges

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