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Electronic Arts

American interactive entertainment company

Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) is a large company which makes computer and video games all over the world. They made famous games such as The Sims, Madden NFL and Medal of Honor. They also made the Need for Speed series. EAs most popular products are the games which are sold under the EA Sports label.

Electronic Arts, Inc.
NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component
IndustryInteractive entertainment
Computer and video games
When it was createdMay 28, 1982 (1982-05-28)
People who started itTrip Hawkins
HeadquartersRedwood City, California, United States
Area servedGlobal
Key peopleLarry Probst
John Riccitiello
Things madeBattlefield series
Burnout series
Command & Conquer series
Crysis series
Dead Space series
Dragon Age series
FIFA series
Fight Night series
Harry Potter series
Madden NFL series
Mass Effect series
Medal of Honor series
NBA Live series
NCAA Football series
Need for Speed series
NHL series
Rock Band series
SimCity series
The Sims series
Skate series
SSX series
Money earnedIncrease US$ 4.143 billion (2012)[1]
Operating incomeIncrease US$ 35 million (2012)[1]
Net incomeIncrease US$ 76 million (2012)[1]
Total assetsIncrease US$ 5.491 billion (2012)[1]
Total equityDecrease US$ 2.458 billion (2012)[1]
Employees7,645 (2012)[2]
EA's headquarters in Redwood shores


The company was started in February 1982 by Trip Hawkins. They first shipped their games in May 1983. They have since then produced video games every year.


EA owns other smaller game companies which they call 'studios'.

A few of these include Maxis (creators of The Sims), Bullfrog (creators of Theme Park and Theme Hospital), and BioWare (makers of Mass Effect).



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Financial Statements for Electronic Arts Inc". Google Finance.
  2. "Electronic Arts Inc Reports Q4 FY12 and FY12 Financial Results".
  3. In 2008, Pinball Construction Set was awarded at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for "User Generated Content/Game Modification": 2008 Tech Emmy Winners