At the closure of the New York Stock Exchange Electronic Arts posted its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015.
As much as EA do grind my gears, they did publish some cracking games at the end of last year.
I have great hope for this company, because they're holding Star Wars Battlefront hostage.
It is coming around the same time as Star Wars Episode VII so they may even surpass last year's sales.
Can somebody help me out with reading the stats? I was trying to see if EA generated more revenue on XBO or PS4 but it looks like EA have banded them together. Am I reading the chart wrong or is EA playing favourites?
@Mr Pumblechook ...thats just it. They aren't playing favorites, it's business and the only thing that matters in business is the bottom line not fanboy sideline warrior crap.
i dont have any game from EA. i bought FIFA15 and traded it 2 months later. Was so bad!
That's where I'm coming from. Inquisition, Star Wars franchise, Mass Effect... I can't resist.
EA published Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, which IMO was the most fun shooter of 2014, by far. So they have that going for them, but also some other questionable choices.
When it worked, BF4 won the "best shooter" for me. As for the title that keeps my girlfriend feeling included in my gaming, Garden Warfare smashed it for me. She would sit there being my personal medic on smartglass while I did the important stuff.
The thing I've noticed is that the profits are higher in consoles than in PC... This is going to fuel a lot of debates.
By a small margin. And seeing as how the consoles consist of over 4 devices total vs just PC/Browser it is actually very evenly split with the margin being in the favor of the PC/browser section. The future is currently trending towards PC being the in the lead. http://venturebeat.com/2015...
It might be spread out over a few different consoles, but I've heard PC Elitists rattle off how there are 2 billion or whatever PC's in the world as if each one was a gaming device. Shouldnt PC's be pounding consoles to dust?
@JsonHenry Yet there's billions of PC's out there and you have the nerve to say its an even split. I thought you PC fanboys counted every PC as if it was part of gaming? Yeah, started to sound a bit silly huh.
Gaming rigs capable of playing current video games does not equal "billions" of PCs. That would be like saying Nintendo has a billion units in peoples hands because you're counting the NES/SNES/GB/GBA/DS/3DS/Gamecub e/Wii/WiiU. And in the end it doesn't matter. The spread on income is the same and projected by all analysts to overtake consoles in short order. EA themselves have said that the PC is the future of gaming.
Agree with you, on the billions of PC not being all able of playing games. But still PC-elitist will still use the argument of the number to actually say that PC is dominating the gaming marked. Second of all, it's not a small margin when you compare the last third quarter's profits of the Next gen consoles (out in less than 2 years) with PC in general. Compared with the more then 100 million active accounts from Steam. An other thing to notice is while console and mobile are theirs increasing profits gain, PC profits remain stagnant. That is actually worrying. No growth, means also less investments and means less support for the future. It's true that PC overcomes console gaming in a lot of aspects, but in therms of profit for software, consoles still beat PC. And this is still a good sign to show that console gaming is here to stay.
I think if you want a more accurate representation of gaming PC's vs general purpose PC's, one should look at number of graphics cards sold. A PC gamer will invest more into a better graphics card. The number of cards sold(not integrated or some part of most companies PC builds), would be a more accurate representation. It wouldn't be entirely accurate of course, since many PC gamers use stock hardware, but it would be much closer to accurate. Either that or just look at big release sales numbers on Steam or Origin. That should tell you pretty close the ratios between PC and consoles.
It shouldn't because "consoles are dead"..
Apart from a few decent title's - EA is a casual gaming publisher. That's where they make their profit.
Exactly. Tons of sports games plus usually a shooter (this year was the exception with BF being delayed)
Exactly. The amount of Sports games that get released every year is their main reason why they do so well. They don't deserve this profit though. They are the greed of the gaming world. As long as they make money, they don't care how their game looks.
I can't believe how much money they make on "additional content" as per their graph. I never buy that microtransaction BS and rarely buy BS DLC. I can't believ that much of their revenue is from that. Stop buying that stuff ppl! It's the bane of gaming!
*Bane voice* A man is gaming's reckoning. A man is NECESSARY evil
EA has had a decent run... Outside of BF4 server(s) issue... not bad.. EA has been pretty good from late 2013 till now... They must really hate that "Worst Company Award" (if you want to call that an award...)
Well deserved, only EA and Ubisoft are good for us.
Did you seriously praise Ubi for the past year they just had? If I could I would give them worst company award for how many underwhelming product releases they had. Rogue was sent out to die unlike Unity which somehow released in such a broken state. Watch_Dogs underwhelmed after delays and hype. Wii U Watch_Dogs was sent out to die on the same day as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Escape Dead Island, Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto V, LittleBigPlanet 3, Last gen versions of Shadow of Mordor and WWE 2K15. Tetris Ultimate shipped with game breaking bugs for anyone with a friends list. The Crew bombed and was thoroughly underwhelming. The only things Ubisoft really did well last year was finally getting South Park shipped, Far Cry 4, Valiant Hearts and Child of Light.
You forgot to put /s at the end of this comment...
Considering hardline was pushed I am really surprised they had that great of a quarter.
" Electronic Arts posted its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015" 3rd Quarter of 2015? Thats a pretty far projection from EA....
No. Their fiscal year ends in March. So December 2014 was the end of q3 for fiscal 2015.
No. Just... No, okay?
I did not buy a EA game in 2014, I'm already tire of Madden, NBA Live is a joke and as far Dragon Age goes I'm just not into that game, to be honest the only EA game I like is Mass Effect
Anyone worried about the state of DLC and being charged out the @$$ for 'microtransactions', look at that chart for Profit For Digital Content and look at the profit breakdown for 'Addons' & 'Mobile'. Scary!! Also noticed the sales for Physical and Digital are now almost 50/50 last year. Just 4 years ago they show it at around 90/10. Talk about big change in market.
They make mega bucks yearly as their sports games are gauranteed sales. FIFA in Europe and Madden in the US. Not to mention Battlefield.