EA Praise Sony on PS4 Transition, Microsoft “a Little Down;” Over 10 Million Units Predicted by 3/31

Electronic Arts held its earnings conference call for investors and analysts yesterday, and Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore had quite a few comments to share about the performance of the PS4 and the Xbox One and especially their attach rate (the number of games purchased by customers per console sold). He also improved his prediction for combined sales of both consoles by the end of the FY.

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Thepharaoh1300d ago

Maybe they should have a conference on releasing COMPLETED games you know instead of expensive flashy full retail early access titles.
Whatever though

ThunderSpark1300d ago

EA now sees it would have been a better decision to launch Titan Fall on Both consoles, especially with the PS4 dominating the Xbox One. We will see many more exclusives on the PS4 because of this domination.

mcstorm1300d ago

Im not sure about that. Its still early in the console lives and anything can happen. The PS4 and Xbox one have sold around 8 to 10 million consoles between them the xbox 360 and PS3 sold 80 million each and are still selling well and the wii sold over 100 million so there are a lot of users out there who have not upgraded to a new console yet.

As for Titanfall not being on the PS4 I don't think that will have an impact on EA and it will be interesting to see how Microsoft and EA push this game as it reminds me of when Epic and Microsoft pushed Gears and that worked out well for them both and I have a feeling Titan fall my do the same but you are also forgetting its not just a xbox one game its on the Xbox one, 360 and pc so there are 80 million 360 users out there too as well as 4 million xbox one users and a hell of a lot of pc games too.

Edsword1300d ago

I agree EA should have made Titanfall on PS4, but I don't think we'll see huge changes in exclusive games coming to the PS4. At least not from EA. Think of MS exclusives as a kick starter. MS provides money up front that hedges against failure and a lot of advertising that sells games and hypes them. Take for instance the Gears games last gen. With MS feeling threatened this gen, expect to see a lot of money being shelled out for exclusives. MS will outspend Sony big time to try to win this gen. Sony will have to rely on making the best games possible and appealing to gamers. It is going to be an interesting dynamic because Sony can't afford to take as many risk with the PS4.the. PS4 is by far the superior system, but I actually think you'll see more 3rd party exclusives on xb1.

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GTgamer1300d ago

ModernWarNegro said the same thing allot of People forget that Titanfall is behind EA's belt so thats why he's not interested, me personally it looks like COD I mean seriously take out the mechs and wall running and what does titanfall look and play like Yup COD and I am not about to repeat the Cod Cycle this generation. The only game I want from EA is Mirrors Edge and they better not screw that up.

Bdub20001300d ago

Hmmmm, nowhere in that article does EA mention Titanfall or them wishing it wasn't exclusive. He mentions over and over how well each console is selling, and doesn't say anything about one console selling better than the other. Go ahead ps4 guys, hit the disagree button, that just tells me you didn't read the article, which was a earnings conference from EA's COO, so that's legit. Not some fluff prediction or opinion.

truefan11300d ago

I guess I have to add another Row to my hypocrisy of ps4 gamers list. I guess EA matters now, because of this flambait title. IF you actually read the article, even though the XB1 attach rate is down, it's still higher than ps4. Also now you guys are talking about how much money EA would have made by releasing Titanfall on ps4, but I though it looks trash, sucks, and is COD with Mechs. Shooters flourish on xbox and that's almost indisputable, because xbl>psn. Please don't try to debate this when psn still has to shut down for maintenance.

headblackman1300d ago

where in the world did you get that from? (that was so left field) but let's be real here, EA isn't wishing that they would have put it on the ps4, you and millions of ps4 fans are wishing that. but now that you know that there's not a chance in hell that it would come to your system of choice, you knock it and say that it's not what the would has been praising it for. you you're attempts at taking the legs out from this masterpiece is useless! now you can say that you wont buy an x1 to play this game, but you will play it. microsoft and EA can care less if you play it on the x1/x360/or a windows based pc. just play it. either way microsoft and EA will get paid :-) so you're not hurting either of them. but as for me and millions of other x1 owners and possibles, i'll be playing titanfall on my x1 and xbox live. and oh yeah, titanfall will increase the sales of the x1 by a long shot just like when gears of war was released, it was a system seller and pushed the x360 forward. so always remember that games is the reason for why any of us are even here on this site. and games will ultimately be the true deciding factor in how the consumers decide their purchase and by the looks of things microsoft is geared to break winning records. im certain that in 8 months to 1 complete year from the release of the x1 that we will be hearing a different tune from the consumers, the developers, the gamers, the entertainment buffs, the casuals, and last but not least, the fanbots of both systems. but x1 will be the winning and clear system of choice. so please write this down and i'll be right here to say i told you so. (8 months to 1 full year. starting from the release of the x1)

SPARTAN31300d ago

Really when you look at it there's not that many PS4 out there so the 50 mill Microsoft paid them covered the ps4 part enough for EA to do it. And we won't see more 3rd party's do this for ps4 bec Sony can't put up the cash they have great first party so they don't have to.

H0RSE1300d ago

"Dominating" the Xbox One...

It appears the word "dominating" has a very broad meaning on this site...

Prime1571300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

Anyone know it'd the ps+ games show up on attach rate? Or f2p games or their currency?

If you think about it, x1 ships with 2 fighting characters. Ps4 day one adapters (w/ps+) had, as an example, resogun for free. We all know that's a really fun game which may not be on the attach rate... as well as all the free downloads (contrast, don't starve, warframe, blacklight, dcuo).

I'm just saying, does anyone know how that stuff gets tracked?

DoubleM701300d ago

Do you all do your research when it comes to these games. Go to and find out why Xbox1 was chosen over the PS4. It had nothing to do with EA.

BlackTar1871300d ago

Why would titanfall not have been on ps3?


Why is this money talk excluding a console that has a partner console with the same install base?

Makes zero sense.

Most put ps3 sales higher then 360 sales. Ps4 sales higher then xbox one sales.

So 2 systems with bigger install bases then the other and your just pretending they wouldn't be part of the money equation?

showtimefolks1300d ago


did you know EA can't force Respawn to do an exclusive? Respawn are under EA's partners program meaning they not only own the IP, but also have full control of their IP.

SO in this case MS had to go directly to Respawn and convince them since convincing EA isn't that hard

I fully expect TitanFall to come out on ps4 in about 12 months, because Respawn have already said future games will be on other platforms

DigitalRaptor1300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

@ truefan1

Finally down to a lone bubble, huh? Figures...

Everyone has a tendency to be a hypocrite, and you're proven yourself, as have most of us, in the past couple of weeks. So adding an item to a list, when it completely contradicts your own reason for hating a certain group of people, is laughable at best.

"Also now you guys are talking about how much money EA would have made by releasing Titanfall on ps4, but I though it looks trash, sucks, and is COD with Mechs."

So pointing out common-sense facts means that PS4 fans are excited about the game? How in the world you think you are making sense, I don't know.

"Shooters flourish on xbox and that's almost indisputable"

Shooters will flourish on any platform, provided their audience wants to play them. Sony has more shooter franchises/games that have defined their brand than Microsoft, which is ironic but not surprising, since Sony have been in this game longer. SOCOM, Killzone, Warhawk/Starhawk, Resistance, Twisted Metal, Uncharted - as well as the highly successful multiplatform shooters, that do well on both consoles, and free-to-play games such as Blacklight, Warthunder, Warframe, PlanetSide 2 etc.

"because xbl>psn. Please don't try to debate this when psn still has to shut down for maintenance."

So downtime = worse network? I'm sorry but the only ones hanging onto this sentiment are the blind loyalists. Feature-for-feature both networks are level-pegging with PSN having more exclusive gaming features for PS4, as well as cross-platform features that enhance the experience. PSN is the indisputably better value network with more features, and better and proven next-gen gaming features that matter.

Remind me which network is still getting together its party system, which was one of the most boasted about XBL features last-gen...? Both networks are great but it's only MS that treats those that use theirs unfairly.

SmielmaN1299d ago

I just don't think EA would be a big loser for titanfall here. You can be sure that MS paid a steep price to them to not release their title on a competitors platform. Lots of money. If Titanfall doesn't produce what they thought on xbone, then they will have realized a large AAA mistake. I wouldn't be surprised of there's some sales clause in the exclusivity contract.

linkenski1299d ago

Which is awesome considering all exclusives the 360 got were kinect games and timed paid exclusives in the end. MS lost Rare's talent to their mismanagement and both Bungie and Epic games have drifted off to make games for Sony's consoles.

Drabent1299d ago

True that man, sad about titan fall until I heard the 6vs6 crap.

jebabcock1299d ago (Edited 1299d ago )

Basically respawn wanted dedicated servers but couldn't afford them as a start up company so they made a deal with Ms... After you take that factual piece of info into consideration you kind of have to treat the rest as a sales pitch for xb1. Their success is after all tied now to ms console and cloud success.

When multiconsole development teams start speaking out on this subject then it might be worth listening to. So far ms first party seem to be about the only ones enamored with it...

AceBlazer131299d ago

Ps4-5m most likely by march
WiiU-5.5-6m by march

EA shut out 190m+ potential buyers from titanfall.All i can say is either microsoft signed a really, really, really big check or EA is feeling mighty stupid about now.

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Syntax-Error1300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

Why dont you Sony Fanboys get over TITANFALL and worry about your own shit. Move on. Jesus Christ you people cry about every goddamn thing. You don't hear XBOX Fanboys talk about Infamous Second Son. Move on with your damn purchase and worry about all the so-called exclusives you have coming out this year.

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KillrateOmega1299d ago (Edited 1299d ago )

1) Chill out on the cussing. Too much is untasteful and makes you sound uneducated.

2) I don't know what punishment you've been putting your butt through, but maybe you should stop - it appears to be causing you great agony.

In all seriousness though, get a reality check. You sound like some "Sony fanboy" kicked your puppy or something. This kind of behavior is just unhealthy and bespeaks of some personal issues.

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FamilyGuy1299d ago

Can you really imagine if BF4 had been delayed for the next gen console launch like WatchDogs and DriveClub?
That would've been pretty horrible.

Even though it was broken I'm sure a lot of people had fun playing it despite the bugs. Maybe those bugs were only really noticeable once it was launched on a large enough scale anyway?

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andreasx1300d ago

getting mine in a week or so, can't wait!

GribbleGrunger1300d ago

If you haven't subscribed to PS+ I'd do it now and 'purchase' Don't Starve on your PC. Next week it's Outlast and Don't Starve is removed.

maddskull1300d ago

I think that next week they will remove resogun because it was from launch

GribbleGrunger1300d ago

I think Resogun will stay in the same way that certain other titles stay on PS+ for a long time.

andreasx1300d ago

I'll definately look into it, heard a lot of great things about those games :)

Cryptcuzz1299d ago

I downloaded Don't Starve last week and played it once, but I can't seem to figure out how to play the darn game lol.

I heard a lot of good things about it, but my patience has been a little low with all the other PS4 games I am trying to finish before Infamous SS and MGS:GZ comes out.

But I agree, just get PS Plus first (andreasx) and download the game on the PC so that once you get your PS4, it would still be available to download for free.

Looking forward to soiling myself with Outlast next week!

Rhythmattic1299d ago (Edited 1299d ago )


Here on the Euro Blog they state the removal of Resogun on Feb 5th...

Just as with all the IGC titles , if your already plus member and don't own a PS4 yet, use your PC and go to the online store and buy (free) /DL it.... it'll be there in your downloads list when you get your PS4.
As for me , I don't own a Vita, but I do the Same for its titles....

GribbleGrunger1299d ago

Yes, I saw that but then I saw other information that suggested this was incorrect. I doubt I'll be able to find it now but it was on a Playstation Access video. Perhaps they were wrong though, we'll just have to wait and see.

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Prime1571300d ago (Edited 1300d ago )

Don't look into it, it's worth doing as you need ps+ anyway and it will give you an extra game (that is also a fun game). And I'm pretty sure I read it was resogun leaving the instant list which is a $30 game. Also is the highest rated 8th gen exclusive.

<shrug> all the newbies to ps+ will start seeing how good of a deal it is come 6months to a year from now, "oh, I was planning on buying that game when I could."