NBA STREET V3 Now in Stores

EA TAKES IT TO
THE RACK WITH NBA STREET V3, NOW IN STORES

V3 Hits the
Street with All-New Trick Stick, Beastie Boys and the Nintendo All-Stars

REDWOOD CITY,
Calif. – February 9, 2005 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that

NBA STREET V3
, the critically acclaimed and
culturally defining streetball videogame, has shipped to retailers nationwide
and is available in stores under the EA SPORTS BIG™ brand. The game was
developed in Vancouver, B.C., by EA Canada, the studio that also is home to the
industry-leading
NBA LIVE
and
NCAA®
March Madness
®

basketball videogame franchises.

The third chapter
in the multi-platinum-selling NBA STREET series expands on the fast-paced and
larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay that has made the franchise a hit.
The all-new Trick Stick and interactive Game Breaker control elevates the
experience to new heights with unmistakable style, while

NBA STREET V3
also is packed with
highly-detailed authentic street courts, an all-new slam dunk contest, and new
Court Creator.

Featuring today’s
biggest NBA superstars, 25 of the league’s all-time greats, and a Hall of Fame
cast of past STREET characters,
NBA
STREET V3
includes online* play for the first time
ever and deep player customization options. With your custom-built character,
hit the proving grounds of the new STREET Challenge mode, where you’ll see if
your player has what is takes – from pick-up games, to tournaments, to
high-flying dunk contests – on the street courts of

NBA STREET V3
.

With the Nintendo
All-Stars – Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach – making their debut in Nintendo
GameCube™ versions of the game, and an explosive soundtrack pushing the action,

NBA STREET V3
provides something for everyone.
Grammy-nominated Beastie Boys are unlockable players who can step into the game
and hit the courts alongside and against the NBA’s best, while their track “An
Open Letter To NYC” headlines
NBA STREET V3
’s
soundtrack.

NBA STREET V3
is available on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox
®
video game system from Microsoft, and Nintendo GameCube. The game is rated "E"
(Everyone) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $49.95. The game’s official website is

www.nbastreetv3.com
.
Screenshots of
NBA STREET V3
can be found at

http://info.ea.com
.

*
INTERNET CONNECTION required
for online play.   PlayStation 2 online play requires Internet Connection,
Network Adaptor (for PlayStation 2) and Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2)
(each sold separately).  

Not all features available with all
platforms. See full product for details.

About
Electronic Arts


Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the
world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA
posted revenues of $
2.96 billion
for fiscal 2004. The company develops,
publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game
systems, personal
computers and the Internet. In 2003,
EA had 27 titles that each sold more than one million copies. Electronic Arts
markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS
,
EA GAMES
and EA
SPORTS BIG™.  EA’s homepage and online game site is



www.ea.com
.

Electronic Arts,
EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, and EA GAMES are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. The NBA
is a trademark of NBA Properties, Inc. NCAA and March Madness are trademarks or
registered trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Nintendo GameCube is a trademark of Nintendo. Mario, Peach and Luigi characters
used with permission, 2005 Nintendo. Microsoft and Xbox are either trademarks
or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.