EA to move for JAMDAT?

July 15th by Neil Long

Following strong rumours of EA acquiring Superscape, US-based JAMDAT is the latest mobile games specialist to be linked with the games publishing giant.

As reported in MCV (July 8th), industry watchers are increasingly confident that EA is to increase its presence in the mobile arena, and with JAMDAT’s stock jumping up almost seven per cent, it seems the city is taking the rumour seriously too.

JAMDAT, which raised $86 million from an IPO last year, owns the mobile rights to gaming classic Tetris following its acquisition of Blue Lava Wireless for $137 million in April.

However, Mobile Entertainment editor Stuart O'Brien thinks a deal is unlikely: "Much of JAMDAT's success is attributable to its Bowling game and the majority of its sales come from North America. It is debatable whether the prospect of laying its hands on Tetris is reason enough for EA to make a bid."

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