The9 Limited Announces Termination of EA SPORTS(TM) FIFA Online 2 License in China

SHANGHAI, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY) ("The9"), an online game operator and developer in China, announced today that it has entered into mutual agreement with Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) ("EA") for early termination of EA SPORTSTM FIFA Online 2 license and commercial operation of the game in China. The company anticipates that it will cease operation of EA SPORTS FIFA Online 2 in the second calendar quarter of 2011.

About The9 Limited

The9 Limited is an online game operator and developer in China. The9's business is primarily focused on developing and operating high-quality games for online game market. The9 directly, or through affiliates, operates licensed MMORPGs and advanced casual games including Soul of The Ultimate Nation™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Online 2, Atlantica and Kingdom Heroes 2 Online, as well as its proprietary games World of Fighter and Winning Goal, in mainland China. It has also obtained exclusive licenses to operate other games in mainland China, including Free Realms, Planetside Next and others. In addition, The9 is developing various proprietary games, including Shen Xian Zhuan, FireFall and other MMORPGs and advanced causal games.

For further information, please contact:


Ms. Phyllis Sai

Manager, Investor Relations

The9 Limited

Tel: +86-21-5172-9990

Email:  IR@corp.the9.com

Website: http://www.corp.the9.com/


Tiffany Steckler,

EA Corporate Communications

Tel: +41-22-316-1322

Email: tsteckler@europe.ea.com



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