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

Playstation

system, which was released by

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Thursday. Sony was down 2.8%.