The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of EA Sports' Grand Slam Tennis will be coming a little later than originally planned, thanks to the runaway success of EA Sports Active. What does one have to do with the other?
EA Sports head honcho Peter Moore says that the sports label is focused on getting the already announced expansion pack for EA Sports Active out before the holidays. That means the powers that be are pulling Grand Slam Tennis staff off the PS3 and 360 versions to make sure the fitness game add-on doesn't slip.
It's a rare case of a Wii release taking higher priority than the hi-def console versions, part of EA's new Wii-skewed master plan. Considering EA Sports Active did 1.8 million in sales during the publisher's last quarter, we'd wager it's the right move.
Moore didn't offer a new date for the tennis game, previously slated for the fall, but we've pestered EA Sports reps to get clarification.
Update: And how quickly that clarification came! An EA Sports rep said that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Grand Slam Tennis have been "delayed indefinitely." However, that same rep said that EA still plans to release those products, despite the dire sounding delay.