EA's NBA Live 2003 Soundtrack Reaches RIAA Platinum; First Ever Video Game Soundtrack to go Platinum!

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--()--March 14, 2003--Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) has announced that the first soundtrack it released as part of its EA SPORTS(TM) TRAX initiative announced in August last year reached Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified platinum status (one million units), making it the first video game soundtrack ever to go platinum as well as the most successful soundtrack in video game history.

The soundtrack is a part of the EA SPORTS TRAX music initiative that EA announced last year, which is dedicated to bringing in the freshest music to EA's video games. "EA is committed to delivering the best music in the industry within our games," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music for Electronic Arts. "The success of the NBA Live 2003 soundtrack shows that we are connecting with our fans."

The soundtrack is a part of the EA Sports(TM) Trax music initiative that EA announced last year, dedicated to bringing in the freshest music to EA's video games. "EA is committed to delivering the best music in the industry within our games," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music for Electronic Arts. "The success of the NBA Live 2003 soundtrack shows that we are connecting with our fans."

NBA LIVE 2003 is available on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube(TM), the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft and PC. For more information on NBA LIVE 2003, visit EA's official site at www.info.ea.com.

About Electronic Arts

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Jerris Mungai, 650/628-7358
jmungai@ea.com
Jeane Wong, 650/628-7702
jwong@ea.com

Contacts

Electronic Arts
Jerris Mungai, 650/628-7358
jmungai@ea.com
Jeane Wong, 650/628-7702
jwong@ea.com