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Two EA games hit the stores early

by: John -
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Here's something you rarely see these days. Two EA games taking advantage of the Wii MotionPlus will be in stores a week early. Both Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 and Grand Slam Tennis will be in stores bundled with the MotionPlus accessory on June 8th in North America. The games bundled with the MotionPlus will be $59.99 while those that want to buy it without the accessory can get it for $10 less at $49.99. I'm actually interested in these two seeing as the MotionPlus seems to make the WiiMote how it should've been in the first place. Anyways, it's good to see some games being a little early rather than delayed.

New Wii MotionPlus Compatible Products Now Ship June 8

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 4, 2009 – EA SPORTS™, a label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that both Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10 and EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis will ship to stores June 8 in North America, one week earlier than originally announced. EA SPORTS recently announced that the Wii™ version of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 will be available packaged with the Wii MotionPlus™ accessory in both North America and Europe. In Europe only, EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis will be available with Wii MotionPlus at launch.

“This was important for us to bring in our ship dates for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 and EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis to hit right at the launch of the new Wii MotionPlus accessory in North America,” said Todd Sitrin, Group Vice President Global Marketing, EA SPORTS. “Fans deserve great games that use the new accessory, and now they’ll have two that deliver authentic sports motion as soon as the Wii MotionPlus hits stores.”

Both Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 and EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis have been rated “E” by the ESRB. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 has an MSRP of $59.99 when bundled with the Wii MotionPlus. Both products will be available for $49.99 without the accessory.