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EA, Sony Talk PS3 Titles

On offer for the PlayStation 3's November debut are <I>Madden NFL 07 </I>, <I>Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07</I> and <I>Genji: Days of the Blade</I>.
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Electronic Arts

(ERTS)

said late Thursday that it has more than 30 games in development for

Sony's

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PlayStation 3 video-game system, due to launch in November.

The video-game publisher, based in Redwood City, Calif., said that popular titles such as

Madden NFL 07

,

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07

and

Need for Speed Carbon

will be available in November and that EA will release eight to 10 games for the PlayStation 3 by late March.

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Included in that group are

Fight Night Round 3

and

Def Jam: Icon

.

Frank Gibeau, EA Executive Vice President of North America Publishing said that "EA's games on the PlayStation 3 will help propel HD

high-definition gaming forward."

Over next 18 months, Gibeau added, EA will introduce new versions of titles that will maximize the power of the PlayStation 3's cell processor and blu-ray disk capacity.

Separately, console maker Sony said it would roll out its PlayStation 3 in North America on Nov. 17 and will offer more than 20 game titles for the console including

Resistance: Fall of Man

and

Genji: Days of the Blade

.

Shares of EA lost 67 cents to close at $55.84; Sony shares closed off 59 cents to $39.68.