Electronic Arts is officially the "worst company in America", according to readers of The Consumerist.

Over 250,000 votes were cast, with Electronic Arts taking slightly over 64 per cent of the overall tally, easily beating such American stalwarts as Apple, GameStop, Bank of America, Ticketmaster, Walmart and PayPal.

Those voting levelled accusations of corporate irresponsibility such as purchasing other developers to eradicate competition, as well as various quality control concerns leading to buggy releases.

Electronic Arts remained upbeat however, with corporate communication chief John Reseburg stating "We're sure that British Petroleum, AIG, Philip Morris, and Halliburton are all relieved they weren't nominated this year".

"We're going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide", he added.