Does EA Have the Economy to Blame or Itself?

So much for that "cocooning" theory that games would be the protected part of the tech economy this holiday season. Electronic Arts warned investors today that it would miss its fiscal 2009 targets, given lackluster holiday sales.

But is this a problem with gaming or EA? My guest Om Malik, of GigaOm, blames EA, and it’s reliance on big, expensive Hollywood-style games, instead of more nimble social, mobile or Wii games. "We give them too much credit for being smart just because they are big," he says of the second largest game maker. Ouch.

More on how EA could, ahem, get back in the game on the clip.

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