MOL Global partners with Electronic Arts to provide gamers an easy way to purchase virtual goods in popular EA and Playfish games
SINGAPORE, 13 January 2012 | MOL Global Pte. Ltd., one of South East Asia’s largest internet companies is delighted to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, MOL AccessPortal Sdn. Bhd. (MOL) has partnered with Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) to distribute prepaid game cards, available for purchase in more than 600,000 channels in six Asian countries, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and The Philippines. Players can use these prepaid game cards to purchase virtual goods in popular EA and Playfish™ social games, including The Sims Social™, Pet Society™, Restaurant City™ and EA SPORTS™ FIFA Superstars.
MOL is one of Asia’s leading electronic payment service providers for online games and social payments. MOL’s flagship product, MOLPoints, is a virtual currency used by social gamers and online consumers in the Asian region to acquire in-game credits and digital goods. “We are thrilled to offer the millions of Playfish players in Asia an easy way to purchase in-game currency and virtual goods, making their social gaming experience more engaging and unique,” said Saby Agarwal, Senior Director of Payments, Policy and Compliance at Electronic Arts.
Gamers can easily purchase Cards for EA and Playfish games via online systems and popular retail chains such as 7-Eleven stores in Singapore and Malaysia; MOL affiliated cybercafés such as India’s Sify Cybercafés and Philippine’s Netopia internet cafés; online banking services such as Maybank2u in Malaysia and telecommunication partners such as Singapore’s SingTel GXCredits, Indonesia’s Indosat I-Pay and Thailand’s One-2-Call.
Playfish, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio and leading developer of social games, has engaged tens of millions of players worldwide with popular titles like Pet Society and Restaurant City.
“EA is a household name in the gaming industry,” said Ganesh Kumar Bangah, Group Chief Executive Officer of MOL Global. “We are truly privileged to be partnering with EA to distribute these cards for EA and Playfish games in our Asian key markets. It is a testament to the passion and hard work that has gone into establishing MOL as a leader in this space.”
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About MOL Global Pte Ltd (MOL Global)
MOL Global is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest internet companies and fully-own both payment service provider, MOL AccessPortal Sdn Berhad (MOL) and the world’s pioneer social network, Friendster Inc. (Friendster) Through its ownership of MOL and Friendster, MOL Global has one of the region’s largest end-to-end content, distribution and commerce networks, pairing MOL’s physical payment collection points and payment platforms with Friendster’s large online footprint, social network and gaming community in Asia. For more information on MOL, visit www.molglobal.net or www.mol.com.
About MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd
MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd (MOL) is one of Asia’s leading payment service providers. MOL is a MSC Malaysia Status Company that operates and develops payment system. MOL handles over 60 million transactions with an annual payment volume of more than US$300 million. MOL leverages on a network of more than 600,000 physical payment collection points across more than 80 countries. It is also linked online to more than 88 banks in 9 countries worldwide. MOL is recognized as one of the Asia Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Awards 2011. MOL is headquartered in Malaysia with offices across Asia Pacific. For more information, visit www.mol.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company’s game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries. In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
Playfish leads the social gaming industry in innovation and creativity with award-winning, category-defining games designed for friends to play together. The company has changed the way people play games by creating more social and connected experiences. Played by tens of millions of people worldwide, Playfish games are amongst the most acclaimed and popular online, including Pet Society™, Restaurant City, FIFA Superstars and Madden NFL Superstars. Playfish has development studios in London, San Francisco, Beijing, Tokyo, Montreal, and Tromso, Norway, and is owned by Electronic Arts. EA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Playfish and Pet Society are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden NFL and FIFA are properties of their respective owners.
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