Electronic Arts Victor

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Joystick.png Electronic Arts Victor
Founded 1992-09
Defunct 1998 (renamed to EA Square, renamed to EA Japan in 2002)
Major Products Various EA games in Japan
Key People N / A
Company page in vgmrips Electronic Arts Victor
Company website N / A

Electronic Arts Victor (ja:エレクトロニック・アーツビクター, often called as EA Victor (ja:EAビクター) or EAV) was a joint venture between Electronic Arts and Victor JVC, founded in 1992, at Tokyo, Japan. The company's main purpose was releasing EA games for various systems in Japan, but EAV also developed and published their own exclusive titles. EAV developed and released games for the Mega Drive, Game Gear, Sega Saturn, Game Boy, one title for the Famicom, Super Famicom, 3DO, FM Towns Marty and PlayStation. Games such as FIFA and Road Rash was distributed by EAV in Japan. EAV also released various games to Japanese PCs, such as NEC PC-9801 and Sharp X68000. The joint venture lasted until 1997-12, from a decision from Victor. The reasons are unknown.

In the mid of 1998, EA and Square (now Square-Enix) formed a new joint venture, called Electronic Arts Square (ja:エレクトロニック・アーツスクウェア), or just EA Square for short. EA Square acted much like EAV, except that it was heavily focused on PlayStation games, instead of Nintendo, Sega and PC systems like EAV did. Also, this was the only form of viewing the Square name on EA titles on Nintendo systems (Nintendo 64 and the GameCube) foward to the SNES. EA Square stopped to publish EA titles in Japan in 2002, due to finnancial difficults from Square. From today, EA published their own titles in Japan without another company behind it.