EA Sports Is Getting Into The Peripherals Business

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Electronic Arts has announced multi-year license agreements with consumer electronic accessory manufacturers Sakar International Inc., Sunflex Europe and ACCESSORIES 4 TECHNOLOGY Ltd. (A4T). With the agreements, the EA SPORTS™ label and its partners will bring to market EA SPORTS-branded peripheral products, including for the EA SPORTS Active line of interactive fitness products, to enhance the interactive experience across multiple titles for gaming consoles, PCs and mobile platforms.

Sakar, Sunflex and A4T will be working collaboratively with EA SPORTS and IMG to market and distribute new EA SPORTS-branded peripherals across the globe, designed to enhance the experience of playing EA SPORTS video games and interactive fitness products.

Details of EA SPORTS’ new licensing agreement include:

  • Sakar International Inc., a producer of licensed products for leading consumer brands, will create Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ gaming accessories as well as youth electronics for EA SPORTS products for distribution in North America. Products will include new gaming controls and a full range of EA SPORTS-branded multi-media and computer accessories. The first items are expected to be released in spring 2010. (Announced today at the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.)
  • Sunflex Europe, known for its high tech gaming accessories, will bring EA SPORTS-branded peripherals to gamers across Europe in 2010. Sunflex Europe will provide more than 20 products already in production under the agreement.
  • A4T will develop and produce a range of accessories for EA SPORTS titles for all platforms, including iPod®. A4T will have exclusive rights to distribute in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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