EA drops off NASDAQ 100

Electronic Arts has dropped from the NASDAQ 100, an index of the 100 largest non-financial stocks listed on the exchange. GamesIndustry International reports that the publisher didn't make the cut for this year's readjustment, though rival Activision Blizzard remains in the ranking.

Microsoft and Apple also retained their spots, though their business pursuits obviously range much further than just their gaming endeavors.

We'll learn more about EA's financial expectations (which it downgraded this quarter thanks in part to Medal of Honor: Warfighter's weak performance) when it releases its third quarter results in January.


  • sandplasma - December 17, 2012 8:10 p.m.

    That's the problem with big companies. They take possible profit/gain as a given and plan around it, only to act like babies when COD only makes 100 mill instead of 150 mill.
  • tehtimeisnow - December 17, 2012 7:25 p.m.

    i blame all the idoits that by used ganes cuz of u guys ea has lost so much money they need to just blokc people from bying used games alltogher cuz used ganes is desytorying the industy and its even worst then pirateing
  • Valcerist - December 18, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    That is the equivalent of blaming the used car industry for the difficulties the auto industry has. Used games do cause problems because the money does not go back to the developer, but that does not make developers outright fail. A few of EA's investments have not come back the way they have hoped and they are readjusting. The economy is still down and most gamers don't have the money to spend on full priced games.
  • jaredp886 - December 18, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    I'm going to assume sarcasm, mostly because of the terrible spelling but also because of the idiotic statement.
  • ObliqueZombie - December 17, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    Just keep my SWTOR running, and I'll be a happy camper.
  • larkan - December 18, 2012 7:16 p.m.

    They need to shut that abomination down, and Bioware along with it. Think about it...the two founders cut bait and left shortly after the Mass Effect 3 debacle...that should tell you bad things are coming in the form of even worse games, and their current games getting pushed by greed instead of creativity.
  • ObliqueZombie - December 19, 2012 12:25 a.m.

    Nearly every larger company has had their heads leave--and some of made it big because of it in past years. As for SWTOR, don't be a dick--I love the game, and so do many other people. Hell, I've played it since launch. The F2P system is atrocious for those players, but they came out and said it's ever-changing, week by week. It'll get better. BioWare had, what, 1 and a half mess ups? Tried something new with Dragon Age 2, and had a controversial ending? Since when do we write off developers for having hardly two mistakes?

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