EA acquisition by Microsoft rumours "seem silly" - analyst

Cowen analyst Doug Creutz has slammed the possibility of Microsoft buying EA as rumours of such a merger continue to circulate.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has issued a flat denial of any such intention with a spokesperson telling MarketWatch, "We have no plans to acquire EA."

"We think the likelihood of any such deal is inconsequentially low," said Creutz, pointing to the fact that EA currently derives over 30 per cent of its revenue from the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 platforms as evidence.

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