Nintendo and Sony were both in receipt of good news yesterday with Electronic Arts announcing that they will be backing both companies' upcoming portable machines, the DS and PSP respectively. EA also confirmed that its support of Nintendo Game Boy Advance is to continue through to March 2005.
No specific titles were mentioned for either machine - indeed, the schedule for the DS was not mentioned at all - but CEO Larry Probst and CFO Warren Jensen did reveal tentative plans for between four and six PSP titles for release in the fiscal year 2005. This revelation ties in nicely with the proposed launch of the PSP, in that - if things go as planned - EA will have at least a handful of titles ready to buy at the machine's launch. As for the DS titles, we can only wait for more substantial news. Are we to read anything into the lack of detail offered by Probst and Jensen regarding the DS schedule? Time will tell, but Nintendo hearts (and head honchos) will no doubt be happy/relieved to know that the number one publisher is behind their upcoming portable.
As soon as we find out about these mystery titles from Electronic Arts, we'll let you know.