After shares in a number of leading publishing companies dipped on the NASDAQ following Sony’s announcement of a delay to the European launch of the PS3, Electronic Arts has reiterated its support for the console.
Shares in Electronic Arts, the world’s largest videogame publisher, fell USD$ 1.19 to USD$ 50.69. EA has number of titles lined-up for the new home consoles, including Fight Night Round 3 - which was due for release this winter.
However, the delay didn’t dent the publisher's public face, which offered GamesIndustry.biz the following statement: “EA will have a great portfolio of games ready when the console arrives in Europe, and we’re looking forward to bringing our PS3 line up to gamers in the region this March.”
Shares in EA’s closest rival, Activision, fell 20 cents to US$ 12.81, while THQ recorded a dip of 35 cents to US$ 25.79 and Take-Two registered a fall of 14 cents to US$ 11.46.