By Quinton Miles
EA Sports’ 2005 lineup of sports titles are getting a price cut for the upcoming holiday season, according to a company release. Beginning tomorrow, [i]Madden NFL 2005[/i] and [i]NBA Live 2005[/i] will retail for $29.95, and [i]NCAA Football 2005[/i] will fall to $39.95.
“This is great news for mainstream sports fans,” said Frank Gibeau, EA’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “People who buy sports games late in the season tend to be more casual players. Our pricing strategy will be a big draw during the holidays and will attract new players to EA SPORTS.”
Call it a counter for Sega’s ESPN lineup or whatever you like, but in the end gamers look to be the winners here. The company’s last sports title for the year,[i]NCAA March Madness 2005[/i], is currently slated to retail for $39.99.