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RumorTT: Apple paid EA to delay Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Android

Did Apple pay EA a large sum of cash to delay putting Plants vs. Zombies on Android? (NASDAQ:AAPL, NASDAQ:EA, NASDAQ:GOOG)

| Gaming News | Posted: Sep 25, 2013 3:30 am

We have quite the juicy rumor today, that Apple paid EA a large sum of money to delay its huge title, Plants vs. Zombies 2, on Android. Of course, Apple is denying any and all comments regarding the deal.

 

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But, we have Frank Gibeau, head of EA Labels, stating that "Apple gave us a truckload of money to delay the Android version [of Plants vs Zombies 2]." The quote cam from an internal town hall meeting held at EA earlier today. We don't know how much money represents a "truckload" but it would have to be several million at least.

 

Considering that Plants vs. Zombies 2 has already launched on Android in China, and is outselling the iOS version 6-1, this could be a very big reason why. One of the biggest games on mobile, selling six times better on Android, is a very big reason for Apple to enjoy the exclusivity of it. Apple has flatly denied all claims, saying that no money has changed hands regarding the PvZ 2 title.

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