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EA ROCKS THE SIMS 2 PETS WITH HOT TRACKS FROM COOL ACTS

MUSICAL POWERHOUSES INCLUDE THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS, ALY AND AJ, FLAMING LIPS AND HOT CHIP AND HITS FROM INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS

CHERTSEY, UK. - September 14, 2006 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed a roster of more than 25 songs that will be featured in The Sims 2 Pets.

Fans of The Sims will be thrilled to learn they can hear the latest hits from hottest musical acts including the Pussycat Dolls, ALY AND AJ, The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip, in addition to theme and mode music from Mark Mothersbaugh. "With songs that represent a variety of genres from indie and hip hop to country and pop, every Sims player will find something they adore! "

"We had an absolute blast recording 'Don't Cha' in Simlish for The Sims 2 Pets! We were laughing the whole time, trying to communicate this chart-topping hit in a totally different language was such a riot," said Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls. "I think we did a great job - the song is definitely as catchy in Simlish as it is in English! And the pets - they're so adorable and lifelike!"

"The Sims is truly an international phenomenon, and the music must reflect that. For The Sims 2 Pets, we wanted to present great artists with international appeal. Pop icons Aly & AJ and The Pussycat Dolls re-recorded their smash hits in 'Simlish', while Flaming Lips re-recorded a song from their new album especially for the game. It is amazing to see these artists, as well as stars from Italy, Finland, Norway, Spain and Switzerland get into the 'Simlish' spirit. It's a whole new world of music for an all-new world of The Sims," said Steve Schnur, Executive of Worldwide Music and Marketing at EA.

Artist Track Platform

Aly & AJ - Chemicals React - PC and Console

Brazil - Candles Cast Long Shadows - PC and Console

Cowboy Troy - I play Chicken with a Train - PC and Console

Cut Copy - Future - Console

Dena Deadly - Fortuzala - PC and Console

The Flaming Lips - Free Radicals - PC and Console

Hot Chip - Colours - Console

Hot Chip - So Glad To See You - Console

Isabelle Huang - Hit It - PC and Console

Jessi Malay - Topsy Turvy - PC and Console

Joanna J - Unthinkable - PC and Console

Kristen Dex - Come On Come On - PC and Console

New Amsterdams - Turn Out the Light - PC and Console

Prescott - Dixie Dixie Where Have You Been All My Life - PC and Console

Prescott - Hurt Nobody PC and Console

Ralph Myerz and The Jack Herren Band - Boombox Breakdown - Console

Saving Jane - Girl Next Door - PC and Console

Skye Sweetnam - Boyhunter - PC and Console

Something for Rockets - I Never Know - PC and Console

Tanaila - Wow Wow Wow - PC and Console

The Films - Black Shoes - PC and Console

The Format - The Compromise - PC and Console

The Netw0rk- Topy Apa Ty - PC and Console

Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha - PC and Console

Touchstone - Simpatico - PC and Console

W of P3 - Aff Wubbas Doo - PC and Console

"We've always been known to jump at opportunities that challenge us to do something totally fresh that we've never done. Needless to say, recording 'Free Radicals' in Simlish allowed us to do just that," said front man Flaming Lips singer, Wayne Coyne. "The Sims 2 Pets was an ideal product considering we have three mutts, Ted, Max and the Dragon Dog. It'll be interesting to see what kind of trouble they get into in the game!"

The Sims 2 Pets will build on the celebrated The Sims 2 experience that allows players to create and control characters throughout their life while determining the outcome of their relationships and adventures. The addition of a new furry friend is guaranteed to enrich the daily lives of your Sims! Not only will players have the opportunity to choose from a variety of existing cat and dog breeds and hottest designer mixes, but they'll also be able to personally design their new friend with the Create-a-Pet feature. The ability to customise gives fans the opportunity to create their ideal pet by choosing their body shape, unique markings, even their pet's personalities! As in real life, your Sims' pet will benefit from care and training. A neglected cat with an urge to scratch might claw up your new couch if you aren't careful, and leaving your dog unattended near a freshly planted flower bed probably isn't wise! Be sure to expect the unexpected!

The Sims 2 Pets will be available on October 17, 2006 on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube and as a PC expansion pack* that builds on the original The Sims 2 PC game experience. Versions for the PSP (PlayStation®Portable) Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS systems will follow in late October and November. A mobile version will be coming soon.

*Requires The Sims 2, The Sims 2 Special DVD Edition or The Sims 2 Holiday Edition to play.

About The Sims

The Sims franchise celebrated its sixth anniversary in February 2006. The game skyrocketed to the top of the charts when it began shipping to stores in February 2000 and quickly became a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. The Sims PC based product and expansion packs were the best selling PC games of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. Translated into 22 different languages, The Sims has inspired seven top selling expansion packs. They include: The Sims Livin' Large, The Sims House Party, The Sims Hot Date, The Sims Vacation, The Sims Unleashed, The Sims Superstar, and The Sims Makin' Magic. The Sims 2 shipped in September 2004 with sales already topping 7M units worldwide, it was the best selling PC game of 2004. The Sims 2 University shipped in March 2005, The Sims 2 Nightlife shipped in September 2005, The Sims 2 Open for Business shipped in February 2006. Combined sales for the franchise are approximately 70M games life-to-date. For more information on The Sims 2, visit http://www.thesims2.com and for more information on The Sims franchise titles, visit http://www.thesims.com

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