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Electronic Arts, Inc.
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQEA
NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component
Industry Interactive entertainment
Computer and video games
When it was created May 28, 1982 (1982-05-28)
People who started it Trip Hawkins
Headquarters Redwood City, California, United States
Area served Global
Key people Larry Probst
John Riccitiello
Things made Battlefield 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 earned Increase US$ 4.143 billion (2012)[1]
Operating income Increase US$ 35 million (2012)[1]
Net income Increase US$ 76 million (2012)[1]
Total assets Increase US$ 5.491 billion (2012)[1]
Total equity Decrease US$ 2.458 billion (2012)[1]
Employees 7,645 (2012)[2]
EA's headquarters in Redwood shores

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.


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).