It looks like Nintendo, Sony, and Electronic Arts have withdrawn their support for the much maligned SOPA bill. An update to the government’s list of SOPA supporters (PDF) no longer sports the companies’ names (although Sony’s music divisions are still on there).
Why the change of heart? We’re not sure.
Was EA fearful of duplicating GoDaddy’s highly publicized customer exodus for its support of the bill? Was Sony looking to duck another Anonymous’s hack attack? Was Nintendo displeased with what Santa left in its stocking this year?
We’ll keep an eye out for press releases.
Oh, and here’s hoping the Entertainment Software Association takes its name off the list in the near future as well. Otherwise, Nintendo, Sony, and EA – all of whom are ESA members – are still on that list by proxy.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen