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To be an Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA  ) investor is to possess an iron stomach. The stock is up more than 22% year to date, touching a new 52-week high recently, but there are many -- including former CEO John Riccitiello -- who think EA should be doing better.

Riccitiello resigned after the company issued disappointing guidance for the current quarter. And that's in spite of selling 1.1 million copies of the new edition of Sim City shortly after release. Trouble is, the total could have been higher: EA's servers proved unable to handle the online aspects of the game, forcing the company to up capacity by some 400%.

Should investors be concerned by the gaffes? Not really, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. In the following video, he illustrates the difference between EA and experienced online peers Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI  ) and Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA  ) and explains why the stock still has room to run.

While Activision and Microsoft have been taking the headlines when it comes to console gaming, Fools following the gaming sector would do well to also keep tabs on Electronic Arts. We can help. Our new special report breaks down the risks and opportunities facing the company to help you decide if EA is right for your portfolio. Click here to get your copy now.

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  • Report this Comment On March 27, 2013, at 8:34 PM, Mark2013 wrote:

    I came, I looked and since ZNGA is the best, I will conquer going long and trading the best at lows, ZNGA as well yet selling in $20s rather than waiting on $30 unless this company now well positioned internationally buys Yahoo in three years rather than other way around as I suspect to happen. lol

    Back when I was buying Apple two bucks a share, most though that was a waste of money and I suspect same opinions of the new Apple of gaming--ZNGA IMO

    Staying long, trading and at prices 40% lower would obviously add but this is a double digit priced stock this year imo while I can always afford a 100% loss in markets without concern, thank u 1980s buys and 1990s sells.

    As always, only an opinion likely not popular on this one.

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Tim Beyers

Tim Beyers first began writing for the Fool in 2003. Today, he's an analyst for Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova. At, he covers disruptive ideas in technology and entertainment, though you'll most often find him writing and talking about the business of comics. Find him online at or send email to For more insights, follow Tim on Google+ and Twitter.

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