The paidContent 50: The Most Successful Digital Media Companies In The U.S.

26. Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts

U.S. 2010 digital revenue: $400 million

Snapshot: Electronic Arts has extended its strength in video games to the digital realm, with Playfish (social games), Pogo (online games) and a series of mobile titles. Unlike rival Activision Blizzard, which is behind World of Warcraft, Electronic Arts does not, however, have a massively popular massively multiplayer online game. The company is hoping that will change with the release this year of Star Wars: The Old Republic, reportedly its most expensive title ever.

Key digital move in 2010: Following on the heels of its purchase of social-games startup Playfish in 2009, the company made a big mobile push in 2010 with the purchase of Chillingo, the publisher of hit iPhone game Angry Birds.

How we generated our estimate: The publicly traded company reported digital sales of $721 million during its calendar 2010, up 38 percent from 2009. About 56 percent of Electronic Arts’ overall revenue comes from North America-a percentage we also applied to the digital business.