EA For Sale

Written by Luuk on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 10:56 AM

Game-publisher formerly known as Electronic Arts (now EA) is up for sale. The US game publishing giant is in negotiations with investors. Stock is being priced at 20 US dollars. We currently do not know what that puts the total stocks worth at.

It is said that EA is being sold due to a 37% decrease in its market share. There may be other reasons as well but it seems that this would be the main cause for sale...

9 months ago EA shares sold at $25.20 but the company's trade record was 2005 when in Feb of that year their stock shifted at $68.20. However, the stock market is a complicated beast and it seems that the company would now look to accept $20.

We already knew EA wasn't doing so well lately (Battlefield 4 already?), and now it has come down to corporate sale.

The publisher itself hasn't released any official news yet so this transaction could still not go ahead. EA already announced earlier this week that their digital games would get the upper hand. EA had a relatively succesfull press conference on Gamescom, however this was not enough to prevent decrease of market share.

Whats your thoughts guys? EA are one of the very biggest publishers of games, do you think they have over reached themselves or is this a planned consolidation that will push them into releasing even more big budget games?

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12:04 Jun-08-2013

Bye bye :(

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11:00 Aug-19-2012

Ugh NO

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17:00 Aug-18-2012

If EA dies, Call of duty will be #1 FPS on the planet :/

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17:06 Aug-18-2012

I think some other publisher will take care of Battlefield :)

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17:11 Aug-18-2012

Ubisoft :X

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17:18 Aug-18-2012

EA isn't dying, they are just up for sale, just like Blizzard is.

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18:03 Aug-18-2012

You never know what will happen next ;)

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14:30 Aug-18-2012

EA is a name I hope will disappear from our lives F-O-R-E-V-E-R.
BF3 Premium Now costs 60€ and MOD 60€ too.

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14:33 Aug-18-2012

hehe Ubisoft rocks:)

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13:18 Aug-18-2012

because they don't trust in new Win8 :)

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12:02 Aug-18-2012

Goddamn it.. I hope that won't affect their games like the Battlefield series.. :(

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01:33 Aug-18-2012

lol goodbye EA hopefully the company that takes over is better than you were.

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02:20 Aug-18-2012

Hope so :D

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00:38 Aug-18-2012

i bet EA will be on top again someday :D

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02:21 Aug-18-2012

After it gets sold maybe "D

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22:05 Aug-17-2012

How come I ain't surprised? EA has been like sh*t for a long time now, they got what was coming for them :D

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02:21 Aug-18-2012

It had to happen someday :D

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20:09 Aug-17-2012

YES!!!! It's like my prayers came true!!!!!!!!

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20:17 Aug-17-2012

Well, they did ruin lots of games.. :D

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20:18 Aug-17-2012

That's harsh, even though EA screws up from time to time xD

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20:19 Aug-17-2012

Your planning to buy it so you can name your teddybear Electronic Arts without getting copyright strikes?

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20:01 Aug-17-2012

\o/

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20:17 Aug-17-2012

Everybody seems to be happy :D

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19:45 Aug-17-2012

Anyone want to team up and buy a majority share? No?

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20:18 Aug-17-2012

Me!

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20:21 Aug-17-2012

Not me! Not nuff dough

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18:36 Aug-17-2012

And the mighty Google will buy them, and now Google will rule not just mobile market but the PC games market as well. Google will soon be rulling the whole world :]
BTW, haha take that EA that's for screwing up with the ME3 ending :p

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20:19 Aug-17-2012

The ME3 ending wasn't so bad.. :D

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15:13 Aug-18-2012

You're right it wasn't so BAD it actually was AWFUL :]

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18:15 Aug-17-2012

I hope they fall down like an avalanche. They ruined every franchise they their hands on.

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18:35 Aug-17-2012

Can't say I agree, some of them really improved over the years, like Fifa.

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18:37 Aug-17-2012

If Google buy's them they wont trust me :]

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17:57 Aug-17-2012

I don't know if I should rejoice or be sad.. EA did screw up lots of games, but without them I'm sure my gaming experience would've been different.

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18:58 Aug-17-2012

thats right :)

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17:48 Aug-17-2012

this is not the end of EA guys :)

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20:20 Aug-17-2012

I'm sure it isn't :D

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17:08 Aug-17-2012

I don't think so, EA has been making very good games for this decade like NFS or Battlefield so i don't think they would stop here. Anw, i don;t understand why the stock has been going down if they have been making so much money from these products

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17:30 Aug-17-2012

Well EA published those games, Criterion and Dice developed them :P and I hope Dead Space 3 stands still

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17:04 Aug-17-2012

Is This The End Of EA???

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17:07 Aug-17-2012

No, EA will keep producing games and wont directly suffer from this, they might just get a new owner.

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17:23 Aug-17-2012

But It Wouldn't Be The Same On BF4,NFS MW2,etc As It Was On BF3,NFS The Run,etc.We Love EA Don't We???
And Also No Assurance If The Quality OF The Games Won't Suffer Or That The Games Will Be The Same.

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17:46 Aug-17-2012

The same people will stay at EA (unless they start firing to reduce costs), and EA is only a publisher of the most games, BF4 for example is developped by Dice not EA.

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21:06 Aug-17-2012

EA does own DICE completely, called EA DICE and many other Studios, you could say they publish the games they make themselves.

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06:19 Aug-18-2012

Well BF3 Might Have Been Made By Dice But EA Still Did A Good Work On NFS Series,Crysis Series,FIFA Series,etc. actually i Think The Best Work They Did Was On FIFA And NFS.Yeah They Did Seem To Mess With The ME3 Ending But Then There Was From Ashes DLC Which Gave A True And Proper Ending (At Least It's What They Say). And ME3 Over All Was An Awesome Game Except The Ending Maybe

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