EA Sports announcing new game in January

Community manager indicates an original title from Electronic Arts' athletic label will be revealed next month.

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EA's Sports label plays home to some of the most consistently best-selling franchises in the publisher's stable. In November, EA said that its perennial chart-topper Madden NFL 10 had sold 3.9 million units through September, even after CEO John Riccitiello called the game's retail environment "discouraging." FIFA 10, on the other hand, has flown off retailer shelves, selling more than 4.5 million units through November, a 26 percent year-over-year climb.

Which sports, exactly, are left?

EA Sports' strong sales track record being as it is, the publisher apparently plans on announcing a new game in January. As related by EA Sports community manager Alain Quinto through his Twitter feed, "Just heard the execs at EA Sports will announce a new game sometime in January." Unfortunately, Quinto offered no clues on what the new sports title would be or whether it would kick off a new franchise.

The publisher expanded its lineup of sports games in a big way in 2009 with EA Sports Active. While not a sports sim per se, the workout title for the Wii gained substantial traction with more casual audiences, with EA pegging sales at 1.8 million during its April-June quarter. A follow-up was released in November.

With THQ's UFC 2009: Undisputed landing big in May, EA also intends to enter the mixed martial arts ring with EA Sports MMA in 2010. Announced at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the brawler has already signed on such big names in mixed martial arts as Fedor Emelianenko and Randy Couture.

EA Sports' previous racing franchise, based on the NASCAR league, was discontinued earlier this year.

Discussion

239 comments
zbr07
zbr07

official video game of south africa 2010 fifa world cup

johanb1609
johanb1609

It must be rugby.Rugby 7's is now the fastest growing sport in the world?It's in kenya even

superapo
superapo

please make a rugby game that doesn't suck @$$! Just think how many copies it would sell in Australia, and New Zealand.

cjasko94
cjasko94

Please be a snow boarding game KING OF SPORTS GAMES = 2K SPORTS.

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

fishing with ice cube maybe? or baby shuffleboard either one haha

jangofett88
jangofett88

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oneligas
oneligas

I bet its the International Federation of Competitive Eating '10! just imagine playing as your favorite competitive eater at Nathan's hot dog eating contest. What glutinous fun it would be!

Gooshnads
Gooshnads

new game? let me guess NBA Live 2011? Fight Night Round 5? Madden whatever it's at? aka.. more of the same old games? =]

bf210
bf210

I hope its the return of MVP Baseball. But for my fellow Canadians out there.... Chris Schultz CFL 11 !!

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Sounds interesting, but I'm going to wait for next year's version with the tiny gameplay tweaks and roster update.

McTabish
McTabish

Just heard from an official source, and its... EA Sports Monkey Tennis 2010.

mrgoodbone
mrgoodbone

It's probably "NOT Tiger Woods Golf 2011"

Kickass1313
Kickass1313

Its going to be a game for PS3 wand and Natal

shaddix55
shaddix55

Lacrosse or Rugby would be cool.

dentui
dentui

EA: Hot Dog eating contest?

ZookGuy
ZookGuy

Either Square Dancing or Pinball.

mos182
mos182

It will either be: - Total Club Manager 2011 (Due to a high demand for a very good Manager Mode in FIFA 11) - EA SPORTS BMX - EA SPORTS SURFING - EA SPORTS SNOWBOARDING

hillelslovak
hillelslovak

EA Sports Dog Curling. I'm waiting for it.

chingchow48
chingchow48

I think it is gonna be baseball cause 2K sports doesnt want baseball anymore and EA lost there baseball game to The Show when they traded that off in 05 then sony made MLB 06 the show and so on...So Baseball i think...Lacrosse is also another great guess!

oneligas
oneligas

give us mutant league football or don't release anything else ever again!

blackheart1889
blackheart1889

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I_am_theOpus
I_am_theOpus

They really shouldn't let the mentally disabled on computers. Exhibit A: kOoLEstGuy

kOoLEstGuy
kOoLEstGuy

hmmm Y Ea Sports not making Ea Cricket And please dont make Brian lara i hate tht Ashes Graphics. Please work on Cricket but only ea sports is goin too make nooo codemasterssssssssss

GrindingAxe
GrindingAxe

Mutant League Football if we're lucky.

treytheman
treytheman

lacrosse would be legit, and it has a huge following, plus its the fastest growing sport in america.

payucon
payucon

Ea Sports - paper scissors rock MAN! cant wait for that game...GOTY

tony382
tony382

I don't think they will start a hype machine for a Tennis game. It has to be Baseball, that's the only major sport they don't have out.

Cruse34
Cruse34

EA did tennis on Wii this year and was not bad so maybe a new one?

DenPacWOLF
DenPacWOLF

Hopefully EA expands on the NFL Head Coach series. EA needs more management sims.

jazilla
jazilla

Why announce something without saying what it is? Seems pointless to me. For what it's worth though. I believe it is a lacrosse game seeing how well that independent lacrosse game did on xbox live.

sweeten16
sweeten16

If EA could pull off a tennis game of high quality, id buy it but chances are we would need to wait till the 5 installment until it gets any good. Maybe they could make a beach football/soccer game!!

FyreHeart
FyreHeart

Is this an announcement about an announcement? What a waste of space.

1425678786655
1425678786655

ive never seen a EA sports tennis :o If they make anything crazy like lacrosse or rugby.. ehh.. i don't think it would sell that much, but an EA tennis or baseball game wouldnt be that bad. The Triple play series weren't that bad

brettak81
brettak81

you guys can't be serious when you say lacrosse or rugby are you?!?!?!?????? what in god's name makes you think that there's even a remote following that's large enough to justify developing a lacrosse or rugby game in mass production??????? lacrosse or rugby!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahahhahahahahaha thanks for the laughs guys!!!

QingJao86
QingJao86

Fallen, just guessing, but they will probably end it as soon as EA ends the Madden agreement.

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Return of their MLB franchise? How much longer till the stupid third party exclusive agreement with 2K ends anyway?

jmaxdeathscythe
jmaxdeathscythe

Im thinkin rugby as well. Especially since that Invictus movie is getting some attention

th3chos3non3
th3chos3non3

it's gonna be a mini game compilation titled, "EA sports presents: after school activities" including such fodder as chess, cheerleading, spanish club, student council, fight at the flagpole, detention, and pretend to know what you are doing when making out with your girlfriend in the basement.

xxxxpixxxx
xxxxpixxxx

It will probably be tennis since other new tennis games have failed to deliver lately.