The €89 Must-Have Holiday Gift for Tech Fans, Gamers, Families and Artists Hits Shelves in 103 Stores
San Francisco, CA – October 1, 2013
Leap Motion™ today announced Fnac will be the exclusive in-store retailer selling the Leap Motion™ Controller in France. Fnac began shipping its online pre-orders today, and devices – along with an in-store demo for shoppers to experience the technology - are now available in more than 103 stores across France and on Fnac.com.
“We’re pleased to have Fnac, the premiere electronics retailer in France, sell the Leap Motion Controller in all its stores this holiday season,” said Leap Motion President and COO Andy Miller. “As French shoppers look for the perfect item for their children, their tech-savvy relatives or their creative friends, the Leap Motion Controller gives the gift of an exciting new experience at an affordable price.”
Since the Leap Motion Controller launched globally in July, customers around the world have been using it to play games, learn in 3D, create music and art, and more. Users have downloaded more than 1 million apps from Leap Motion’s Airspace™ Store. Airspace now lists more than 100 titles, including 6 apps from French developers: AirPoint, Debris, Froggle, PopPop!, Puddle and Super Punch Bowl. Also coming soon to Airspace is the exclusive prologue of Blue Estate, a first-person shooter game from French indie developers HESAW and based on the popular comic book series.
“Leap Motion has generated tremendous excitement in France, and has been a highly requested product from our customers,” said Pierre-Yves David,,High-tech product manager for Fnac. “We’re excited to become the first retailer in France to carry the Leap Motion Controller in our stores and online.”
The Leap Motion Controller works with computers running Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8, or Windows 7 or 8. It requires a minimum Intel Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ II processor, 2 GB RAM, a USB 2.0 port and Internet connection.
The Leap Motion Controller retails for €89 at http://www.fnac.com/Leap-Motion-Controller/a6243256/w-4
About Leap Motion, Inc.
Leap Motion™ provides a revolutionary new way for people to play, create, explore and learn with their computers. Leap Motion’s proprietary technology, invented by co-founder David Holz, can track the in-air movement of both hands and all 10 fingers with incredible accuracy and no visible latency. The Leap Motion™ Controller is a small USB device available for €89. Leap Motion’s technology, including its Airspace™ platform for apps, has been embedded into a notebook computer by HP, and can easily embed into other consumer and enterprise hardware. For more information, visit www.leapmotion.com. Leap Motion and Airspace are trademarks of Leap Motion, Inc.
About Groupe Fnac
Groupe Fnac is the leading French retail distributor of entertainment and leisure products (including consumer electronics) and a major market player in the other countries in which it operates (i.e. Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland and Morocco). At year-end 2012, Groupe Fnac’s multi-format network included a total of 170 stores (103 of which were located in France). The Group’s network also includes e-commerce websites, including Fnac.com, the third largest French e-commerce website based on average unique visitors (750,000 unique visitors per day). A benchmark omni-channel player, Groupe Fnac’s consolidated revenues totaled €4.1 billion in 2012 and it had more than 16,000 employees. (NYSE FR0011476928 FNAC)