Electronic Arts' stock price tanks as gamers get their hate on
Rob Fahey at gamesindustry.biz on how the mighty have fallen:
Other video game studios & publishers take note: in a tight consumer economy, you can't afford lackluster game development (SWTOR) or failure to meet service delivery requirements because of an insane DRM policy (SimCity). Gamers will hate you, they will stop buying your games, and investors will follow.
"Electronic Arts' stock has lost almost 40 per cent of its value since the start of this calendar year - and in fact, since the middle of last holiday season (around November 2011) the company's stock has been in a steady decline which has now wiped close to 50 per cent off EA's valuation."