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Amazon.CA Expands Selection With The Launch Of Two New Stores: Software And Computer & Video Games
SEATTLE—June 6, 2003—Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) today launched two new stores – Software and Computer & Video Games. These new stores mark the first expansion of Amazon.ca's product offering beyond books, music, videos and DVDs, allowing customers to now also find and discover a broad selection of software and computer and video games titles, as well as video game consoles and accessories, at Amazon.ca.

In addition to making it simple for customers to shop a wide range of hot new releases and hard-to-find titles from the comfort of their home or office, these new stores feature the same low prices customers have come to expect from Amazon.ca. Software and computer and video game products are also eligible for Amazon.ca's everyday Free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $39.

“Software and computer and video games are the most requested new product categories by Amazon.ca customers, and we're thrilled to respond by launching two new stores dedicated to offering deep selection, helpful content and great prices in these categories,” said Marven Krug, general manager for Amazon.ca. “We have added thousands of software titles, computer games, and video games and consoles to our selection, all with low prices and free shipping on orders over $39.”

The new Amazon.ca Software store offers a vast selection of titles for several operating systems – including Linux, Unix, Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, DOS and OS2 – in categories ranging from Business and Office, Personal Finance, and Software for Handhelds to Language and Travel, Children's, Home and Hobbies. Visitors can browse the store by category, bestsellers, platform, or new and future releases to find such titles as Backyard Hockey, Finding Nemo, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade, and Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional Upgrade, among others.

Amazon.ca's Computer & Video Games store offers customers video game consoles as well as thousands of games and accessories for both personal computers and all of the major video game platforms, including Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Sony PlayStation2, and Xbox. Customers looking to purchase their first gaming system can peruse Amazon.ca's Video Game Guide, which outlines the features, functionality, and pros and cons of each platform. More advanced gamers can browse the store by system to easily find all of the games and accessories for each platform.

Both stores feature Amazon.ca editorial reviews, customer reviews, system requirements and features, and content in English and French, as well as areas dedicated to topsellers, new and future releases, and kids and family products. Additionally, customers can place advance orders for not-yet-released titles such as Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku II, and Harpoon 4.

About Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) is part of the global family of Amazon Web sites that have become known for great prices, selection and convenience. Amazon.ca customers can find and discover over 2 million English and French books, CDs, videos and DVDs, software titles, and computer and video games – all at everyday low prices.

Amazon.ca sources products directly from Canadian publishers and distributors, ensuring a rich offering of Canadian titles and content. Features such as original editorial reviews in English and French and product recommendations help Amazon.ca customers find the right products for them within the site's broad selection.

To ensure all orders are delivered to customers quickly and efficiently, Amazon.ca works with Canada Post, one of the world's most progressive postal companies. Orders placed at Amazon.ca are fulfilled and shipped from within Canada by Assured Logistics, a part of the Canada Post Group of Companies.

Through Amazon.ca Associates (www.amazon.ca/associates), third-party Web sites can link to Amazon.ca and earn referral fees on sales generated from those links.

Amazon.ca is the trading name of Amazon.com.ca, Inc., an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, commercial agreements and strategic alliances, seasonality, potential fluctuations in operating results and rate of growth, foreign exchange rates, management of potential growth, system interruption, international expansion, consumer trends, inventory, fulfillment center optimization, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002, and all subsequent filings.


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