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EA SETS THE SOUND FOR THE FOOTBALL SEASON WITH AN INTERNATIONAL MIX OF MUSIC IN FIFA 06

Chertsey, UK, - August 18, 2005 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the 39 songs from countries around the world that will and help define the sound of the 2006 football season. The tracks in EA SPORTSTM FIFA 06 were selected for their up-beat tempo and ability to propel the player towards victory. The game boasts an eclectic mix of songs from international sensations Oasis (UK), Jamiroquai (UK), Röyksopp (Norway), Carlinhos Brown (Brazil), Subsonica (Italy), Boy (Canada), Kinky (Mexico) and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley (Jamaica) among others.

As the latest iteration of the best-selling sports videogame franchise in the world, FIFA 06 delivers on the promise of the series and brings to life the excitement and exhilaration of the real-world sport. FIFA 06 brings the TOTAL FOOTBALL experience to your fingertips. It delivers a combination of attacking gameplay, complete customisation, pure authenticity and the deepest manger mode ever. Intuitive gameplay enables you to command every move of your player with pinpoint accuracy. Passing, shooting and tackling is now more responsive than ever and enables you to trap, shield and dribble like a world-class football player.

"Spain, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Jamaica, France and the UK - these are just a few of the countries represented on the FIFA 06 soundtrack," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Music Marketing at EA. "There is no sport more global than football. The FIFA 06 soundtrack encapsulates the passion and pride of each country, their clubs and the music that defines it all."

The complete song list features:

ARTIST - SONG - COUNTRY

3D Voz - Fiesta - Spain

AK4711 - Rock - Germany

ATHENA -Tam Zamani Simdi -Turkey

Bloc Party - Helicopter - UK

Blues Brother Castro - Flirt - Netherlands

boTECOeletro - Coco Nutz Mass - Brazil

Boy - Same Old Song - Canada

Carlinhos Brown & DJ Dero - Nabika - Brazil/Argentina

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Welcome To Jamrock - Jamaica

Dogs - London Bridge - UK

Doves - Black and White Town - UK

Duels - Potential Futures - UK

Embrace - Ashes - UK

Hard-Fi - Gotta Reason - UK

Jamiroquai - Feels Just Like it Should - UK

Kaos - Now and Forever - Germany

Kinky - Coqueta - Mexico

K'naan - Soobax - Somalia

KYO - Contact - France

LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House - UK

Linea 77 - Inno All'Odio - Italy

Mando Diao - God Knows - Sweden

maNga - Bir Kadin Cizeceksin -Turkey

Marcelinho da Lua - Tranqüilo - Brazil

Nine Black Alps - Cosmopolitan - UK

Oasis - Lyla - UK

Paul Oakenfold - Beautiful Goal - UK

Röyksopp - Follow My Ruin - Norway

Selasee - Run - Ghana

SoShy - The Way I - France

Subsonica - Corpo a Corpo - Italy

Teddybears Sthlm - Cobrastyle - Sweden

The Departure - Be My Enemy - UK

The Film - Can You Touch Me - France

The Gift - 11.33 - Portugal

The Gipsys - La Discoteca - France

The Rakes - Strasbourg - UK

Vitalic - My Friend Dario - France

Yerba Buena - Cityzen Citysoy - USA

The FIFA 06 in-game music soundtrack is a part of the EA SPORTSTM TRAX music initiative that EA debuted in 2001. The program is dedicated to bringing gamers the hottest music through EA's videogames.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.electronicarts.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://electronicarts.co.uk/press.

Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U. S. and/or other countries. FIFA 06 is an Official FIFA licensed product.

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