Analyst: EA's lost its luster


Deutsche Bank analyst Jeetil Patel isn't a fan of Electronic Arts. On numerous occasions the analyst has questioned EA Sports' direction and the financial situation at the company. In his latest report, Patel keeps the tom-toms of war going against EA by suggestion that the company continues to artificially boost its market share through distribution partnerships with games like MTV's Rock Band or Valve's Orange Box.

Patel points out that without the Rock Band distribution deal, EA would have had a decline in market share this past year. He believes that EA's titles lack diverse quality and that its current catalog will continue to underperform and lose market share for at least another year. In Patel's world, it looks like EA needs to acquire Take-Two with the quickness.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.