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Video game developer

Electronic Arts

was up 3.8% in early trading after it agreed to make games for

Microsoft

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for the coming

Xbox

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console.

The deal was seen as a boost to Microsoft in its bid to win market share from

Sony's

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game system,

PlayStation

. Sony was up 0.1%.