The No.1 video game software maker Electronic Arts (ERTS) was down 10.7% in early trading after reporting a loss of 27 cents per share, excluding acquisition-related costs. That beat the Street's estimate of a 30-cent loss. The year-ago result was a 14-cent profit.
Sales fell as customers apparently waited for the new version of the
system, which was released by
Thursday. Sony was down 2.8%.