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Prism Leisure

Prism Leisure
Prism Leisure Corporation
Unit 1 Dundee Way
Enfield, Middlesex EN3 7SX
United Kingdom
Year Founded:
Year Defunct:
1981
2007
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Prism Leisure Corporation was a distribution and publishing company which primarily focused on reissues and compilations, often at low prices. The company was located in Enfield, Middlesex, United Kingdom, and founded in the 1980s.

The company expanded in 2002 by acquiring competitors and became the UK’s leading wholesaler and worldwide distributor of CDs, cassettes, computer games, videos and DVD's. They also handled board games and toys.

The company went into administration in 2007. A new company, Prism Leisure Ltd, was set up by former managing director Ivor Young.

Prism Leisure entered the video game industry in 1987 by purchasing local Enfield company Endurance Games (who had the rights to International Karate) and Addictive Games (home of the best-selling Football Manager). Further acquisitions included Paxman Promotions (a budget reissue label) as well as the rights to the back catalogue of various defunct companies. Addictive was kept on as a full price label (with releases including HotShot and further Football Manager games) while the Paxman Promotions name was used for compilations. Prism also became the UK publisher for the US company First Star Software and saw them release new versions of some of their games including Superman: The Game and Boulder Dash II. Many old games were licensed for compilations with some getting individual releases.