EA says if it's in the game, it could end up on Android

EA says if it's in the game, it could end up on Android
EA has been taking a long hard look at Android. At the Deutsche Bank 2010 Tech conference, the game maker's CFO, Eric Brown, alluded to recent reports that show Android with a 25% share of the world's smartphone market by 2014, and Apple with an 11% slice of the pie. The executive said, "There's a lot to happen in the future in Android,” said Brown, “and we’re trying to position our mobile business to take advantage of that trend." He added that Android versions of current App Store offerings are in the works. "I think the next big positive wave to push better growth in mobile will be the deployment of an App Store equivalent for the Android operating system," he said.

It looks like a positive situation for everyone. Android owners get to choose from EA's mobile gaming platform and EA gets to sell its wares to a rapidly growing audience. The gaming company is currently bringing in $200 million to $225 million a year from smartphone sales, mostly from iPhone users. EA games currently on the list of App Store top sellers include Tiger Woods Golf, Need for Speed, John Madden Football, FIFA Soccer, Tetris and Monopoly.

source: Gamasutra

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8 Comments

1. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Its about time, I hate Asphalt 5 and would rather play Need for Speed anyday.

2. htcphoneuser2010 unregistered

they do have need for speed shit for android

6. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

I dont see it in the market place, where do you get it from?

3. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

They already have Need for Speed, FIFA Soccer, and Tetris. So what they are only talking about porting over 2 games? That's not news.

4. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

they are gonna make new games and have more of them on android marketplace than app store

7. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

my dadda better than yours >:(

5. EvolutionQY7 unregistered

wohoo :) about time :) need for speed shift and monopoly and tetris from ea were best mobiles games i played on a phone both on WinMo and Android :)

8. maanycool unregistered

can anyone say where to download 3d games(nfs shift,fifa 10)free for my xperia x8?

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