Apr 052012

Business website The Consumerist recently announced that Electornic Arts was named the 2012 “Worst Company in America” by the voting public beating out Bank of America for the “top” prize.  Now, EA has formally responded to the title.

“We’re sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren’t on the list this year. We’re going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide,”said John Reseburg, a higher up in the company’s Corporate Communications division.

Earning 64% of the vote against Bank of America, it’s no surprise that the software giant was voted the worst by the public.  In the last few years, the company has received backlash from taking over small publishers to their faulty Origin network.

“Readers ultimately decided that the type of greed exhibited by EA, which is supposed to be making the world a more fun place, is worse than Bank of America’s avarice, which some would argue is the entire point of operating a bank,”said the Consumerist article.

EA was the only video game related publisher to be in the contest.  Gamestop as well as Best Buy managed to make the list, but lost after the first few rounds.

Source: Game Industry