EA ships squad of 360 games

A team of four sports games lines up in stores; next-gen Tiger, Madden, FIFA, and NBA Live ready for competition.

Competition is at the heart of every man, woman, and child. However, sometimes it can be a little too sweaty. For those who still burn with competitive fire but would like to remain perspiration-free, Electronic Arts offers four sports games for the Xbox 360, all of which shipped today.

Just days after EA sent its first 360 game, Need for Speed Most Wanted, to stores, the publisher today announced that its remaining quartet of launch games--Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, Madden NFL 06, NBA Live 06, and FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup--are now available. All four are rated E for Everyone and retail for $59.99.

Sports games won't be in short supply for the launch of the Xbox 360. Of the 18 next-gen games that will be on shelves November 22, seven of them will be pure sports games, all of which are contributed by rivals EA and 2K Sports.

All of the Xbox 360 sports games from EA are next-gen ports of games presently on current-gen consoles. Tiger Woods 06 challenges gamers to go up against nine of the world's most potent golfers, including Vijay Singh and Tiger himself. As the only licensed NFL game for the next generation of gaming, Madden NFL 06 brings the popular football franchise to the new system with updated presentation. In NBA Live 06, ballers tip-off against each other with enhanced graphics and animations, including all-important sweat physics. Finally, FIFA 06 lets cyber soccer players try out the world's most popular sport in high definition.

For more information on these games, check out GameSpot's Xbox 360 Launch Center for game footage and previews.

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11 comments
ciryorel
ciryorel

LOL. As usual Microsoft comes short.

TheAbbot
TheAbbot

Does anyone know if there will be a way to put your saved games from your xbox onto your xbox360 for backwards compatible games? I hope so!

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

They were in stores from about 2 months ago.

ill001
ill001

Madden 360 is not a port.

bseballplaya3
bseballplaya3

The games are in stores right now....I just got back from Best Buy where I pre-ordered Madden 06 and I now have my copy of Madden 06 for Xbox 360 now! Can't wait until I get my 360 now though so I can actually play it....haha

OPOLO
OPOLO

Yeah, i just picked up Madden 06 & PGR 3 - now i can't wait until 11/22. With this new Xbox Live Profile format, I'll give online sports gaming another try. R U Ready for some Football......

holdintheheata1
holdintheheata1

are the games in store today or the day 360 launches?

gSp0t0210
gSp0t0210

It's about time. My Kameo, PGR 3, and Call of Duty 2 are starting to look sad on the shelf by themselves.... Oh wait, no 360 yet, so that makes it look even worse hah!