What a difference a year makes. This time last year, sales of PS3 games accounted for only $13 million of EA's total net revenue. But this time this year? PS3 games account for $139 million in sales. Which is a 969% increase
looks like everyone is happy. but if coure one person isnt happy. Gabe McDonalds, if this keeps up then we well most likey see Left 4 dead in Ps3.
Thumbs up EA on the rockband timed exclusive for the 360
not me, i want to know what bob dole thinks.
Good thing L4D is Box exclusive and RB2 is timed! Smart business!!!! Also, I think this basically confirms Mass Effect trilogy multiplat!
could this mean mass effect on ps3?
LOL, so true. Hell did EA even release Rock Band 1 PS3 in Europe yet? If they didn't another two thumbs up considering Rock Band 2 is just over the horizon.
What the hell? That's unpossible! 969% increase YOY is insane
Awesome news all around.
The thanks goes to all of you. Because I didn't send a single dime EA's way. Although I will pickup the next Fight Night when it comes out.
That's unpossible. I think Europe has a lot of contribution to this.
so does this tell you anything about Vgchartz numbers? cuz the only way for EA to make that much money is to sell Sws in europe and in europe ps3 might be outselling x360 by GOD KNOWS HOW much? EA show some love to PS3 now
@ azn lo you said umpossible its impossible ha ha
Derr, he was obviously quoting Ralph Wiggum.
EA do you see what happen when you release Quality titles on the PS3? You games will sell on the system.
I'm a 360 fan but I'm not in denial. I know PS3 will do well for Sony and developers. If only i had the cash right now to buy one. :(
i know how you feel dude, i have been there before. Then i got a job and that change everything. I am sure there will be a opportunity for you in the future, to get one.
All in due time.
Excuse me? A job? I'm a Security Officer and a college student. I'll be graduating next year in computer networking and support. I'm making over $14/hr but I have some bills to pay off.
...you still have a 360. That's still pretty cool! Just takes a bit of time to get the extra money saved up nowadays can be tough. Think of all the broke people who only have the original Gameboys and still have to play their Sega Mastersystems they got at a garage sales. Now don't you feel better?! :)
It's due down to FIFA and Burnout being massive in Europe. No other explanation unless thats some typo
i dont think its a typo...
Battlefield sold more on ps3 too based on european sales the only typo is Vgchartz's highly exaggerated x360 sales in europe
It's pretty impossible to boycott ALL ea games and still satisfy your gaming tastes. I used to say I only boycotted EA developed games and not published, but it looks like I'm buying madden this year as well. -_-
i could have posted that same comment.
Maybe they can finally hire good PS3 programmers :)
What is the source of this by the way
http://investor.ea.com/phoe... imagine ps3 sales in europe now
You want to read this: http://www.neogaf.com/forum... 360 is leading all platforms still.
no thats a spin off thats non-GAAP accounted sales. dont go that forum again. thats as bad as xboxkings Under GAAP rules ps3 made almost 2x as much revenues for EA @TALVISH GAAP is not for accountants GAAP is a basic rule that determines how earnings are caluclated based on a UNIVERSALLY/AMERICAN based principles Under non-gaap terms EA lost 135m dollars that neotard post doesnt make any sense cuz no one is educated in that forum DONT ARGUE with ME ON THAT It is PS3 which came out on top in terms of revenues for EA . no way to spin and dont bring up that NEOTARD forum in here
Hey cahill, GAAP is for accountants due to rules that mere mortals like us aren't meant to understand (I own a business and I let the accountants deal with this all the time). When you recognize revenue plays a big role in how your quarters look . If you want to understand what really sold you have to look deeper at the numbers. The Neogaf post makes a ton of sense. When Sony and Microsoft reconcile EA's portion of the revenue makes a big difference. They are likely to have different structures and that will have a direct impact on how they show up on EA's books. To give you another example, for some of our clients we get paid within 30 days which regardless of how you do your books, it will generally stay within the quarter. But we have clients that like to do this 90 days out. That means, again depending on how you run your books, it can mean the revenue can appear in the books a full quarter or so beyond when we billed. Update to cahill: Not sure why you are getting so upset. I'm familiar with GAAP and what it means. I'm also familiar enough to know how it generally works in real business. I'm not saying you don't...but if you want to really understand when consumers spent the dough, you need to understand how Sony/MS report/pay EA.
But it also shows, that EA makes a sh!t load more money with micro transaction on the PS3 then with Live on the 360.
Not necessarily. If the revenues for this quarter are recognizing money consumers spend in previous quarters you need to go back to those previous quarters and compare how MS/Sony are working with EA.
according to that Neogaf posting...EA nearly doubled the PS3 based revenue due to microtransactions?...and they are projected for the quarter?...that sounds even more ridiculous than this entire article... that posting is very poorly written... It also mentions that only the DS lacks microtransactions...but why not the PS2?...I am assuming microtransactions refer to online content that is paid for through the various outlets available to each console...but the PS2, like the DS, has no such service available (at least not anymore)...
EA must be up to something.... Another poster from eurogamer posted the same findings and it's not from neogaf, for those that seem to think they are biased.... here's what he posted and it all makes sense These figures are wrong, read the financials. PS3 did $68m not $139m. Bizzarely EA have decided because they don't know enough about PS3 DLC royalties they have decided to estimate what to expect and have taken all expected ESTIMATED royalties for games released in the past and in the present quarter in one hit now! (so the bulk is probably Rockband) Its a huge fudge to make their loss for the quarter not look so bad, they did not do this for 360 as MS can give them reliable data so the revenue for DLC for MS comes in as when it is paid by gamers. At the bottom of the quarters accounts it shows the 360 on $81m and the PS3 on $68m so they basically improved their figures by $61m by taking future revenue and only on PS3!! http://investor.ea.com/phoe... Edited 1 times. Most recently by GamerG at 12:54 on 30/07/2008 and that's form EA's page, such bull get's posted on here sometimes. didn't even research the article, you can tell they just liked the title....
Whoops, too late at night. Meant to say Activision. The point I have been making is these other publishers are going to look at the EA numbers and follow suit in backing the PS3. They are going to go where the money is and smaller yet prominent businesses that used to refuse such ventures for one reason or another - the way Blizzard did in the past - will no longer stand on the console side of the street and wave at the money floats.
You're right, as usual.
EA is just bad. There is no way around it.
I'll keep your opinion in mind when I'm enjoying the hell out of Dead Space and Mirror's Edge. :P
For someone with a user name that describes the DVD in every issue of OXM you sure are bitter. Here. Does this look familiar? http://www.badghill.pair.co... Moral: It is easy to disparage what we cannot have.
mirrors edge and dead space are coming out for the 360 to name a few. I don't know what you guys are getting at about sour grapes and all. EA is the king of multiplatforms and always will be. I'm just not a fan of EA and I know I'm not alone.
Meresin, we'll have more than that on the PS3. EA controls Bioware now...do the math. I am sure EA has. MS can forget about anything else from Bioware being a 360 exclusive. Start with Mass Effect. On the other hand, since the PS3 supports KB/M in game if anyone is going to get a Blizzard game (owned by EA) it will be the PS3. Blizzard stated it was a stipulation they wanted equal controls and cross platform. The PS3 is the only console that can do that so hello Starcraft II.
EA does not own blizzard. But it wouls sure rock to get some of their games on the ps3. ;D Also, now that you said it, I wish more games would allow the use of mouse and KB on the PS3. ):
This comment was meant for here: Whoops, too late at night. Meant to say Activision. The point I have been making is these other publishers are going to look at the EA numbers and follow suit in backing the PS3. They are going to go where the money is and smaller yet prominent businesses that used to refuse such ventures for one reason or another - the way Blizzard did in the past - will no longer stand on the console side of the street and wave at the money floats.
all the bots up in roar omg bro typo wtf how this happen wtf broski's lol silly bots when will you learn ps3 is better
makes up more than twice the income for the 360. PSP not included. And people say PS3 dont sell games lmao. Tide is changing bots. A company like EA cannot ignore the PS3 any longer. In fact, Peter Moore is going to focus on the PS3 much more I think. In fact, PS3 just became more important than the 360 for EA. Mass effect PS3.
And does this mean we will get some timed exclusive games on the PS3. On second thought, naaah, I wouldnt bet on it.
hahahaha yeah read through the comments...some are great...some 360 retards are simply saying 'no, this isn't true' this will turn into a really big deal...guaranteed...
some [email protected] from MS PR saying ps3 will never do better in software sales than 360!!! what a lies, just like always!! kotaku said they didnt know why this much huge sales for ps3, and i have he answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! its because the 360 is hacked and ps3 is not!!!!! many people here in europe r buying the 360 only because its a DVD games and its hacked(modded) so every person who buys one its for the cracked games from torrents so MS does get any money except from the initial hardware sales(360) but they get only very few from software!!! devs will and are seeing that there is much more money made in ps3 and much more power and advantages than 360!! the bots should prepare for excuses from now when most of EA games and other third party games looks better on ps3 and have extra's EDIT i will bookmark this page for a reminder when ever a bot open his mouth about software sales
I'm still having trouble finding the logic in this. There's no single EA Game that has sold better on PS3 than on Xbox 360 for what I can recall (FIFA maybe? but it sold great on Xbox 360 as well) Even the Kotaku guys are confused. On the other hand, keep in mind this should be for the period between April-June 2008. See how the Xbox 360 reached 218-196 million sales in the following months due to big American releases. I'd love to see the breakdown of these numbers.
They'll have one more sale for the PS3 from your's truly when I pick up Madden 09 on the 12th!
What, some random N4G member is going to literally come to my home town and physically STOP me from fulfilling my proclamation of purchasing Madden 09 when it comes out? Incredible! Maybe they'll do it psychopathically! Or maybe they'll stop all shipments from getting here somehow! I applaud such greatness for you found a way to disagree with a statement aimed at one's self! Simply beyond me the intelligence and message board ethics of such marvelous people!
This is definitely legit. Here's their numbers for fiscal year 2008. As you can see, they match up directly with the numbers from page 12. We have just started EA's fiscal year of 2009, and the numbers are up tremendously from last year's Q1. http://media.corporate-ir.n...
great googly moogly
So tell me again why PS3 owners need to wait for Rock Band 2? EA just shot themselves in the foot, since most of those sales will now go to the PS3 edition of GH4. Way to go dumbazzes.
i think the times exclusive is funny as hell. again ms thinks that buying something like that is going to change anyones mind. signs of desperation if you ask me.
The title is "PS3 is EA's Single Biggest Breadwinner", why did they change the title? This is getting so interesting these days.... LMAO :)
this is getting interesting isnt it. wonder what this will lead to...
It will lead to more cases of denial. People like themart will be found on ladders with a rope trying to pass it off as hanging a planter to support their gardening activities, Jason360 buying up all the razor blades at the local Walgreens, unmitigated shame and a lot of sore necks from people hanging their heads. And oh, the loss of the few remaining 360 exclusives from EA and other publishers that understand the PS3 makes more money than the 360.
They're already in denial. They're having a field day in that LBP article there slamming disagree buttons and claiming that LBP will bomb hard. It's so, so, so sad.
They are claiming it will bomb hard as it is the only tactic left. Too bad it is already a media darling and far too many have sampled it's remarkable innovation. Now it just makes them look like sad asses for attacking it. MGS4 is the best game I have ever played. That was too big for them to do anything about. They tried with the NDA and load time bit. There is a good article by Rob Smith in the new PTOM that arrived yesterday in the mail where he talks about that entire matter. Last year they successfully buried the second best game I have ever played and the best shooter I have seen - Uncharted. Uncharted is a game that doesn't require the addition of trophies to make me play it again and again and again. Want to see how AI should be done? Play Uncharted. Same thing with a game that shames the ridiculous camera in Ninja Gaiden - Heavenly Sword. Want to see a thousand AI in a massive battle? Want a true cinematic gaming experience? The jackassery of the bots was some of the toughest and most diversive negative campaigning I have ever seen. All to damn a game. They can say what they want but they are just a bunch of bitter and pathetic people whose influence is not only a farce but is now becoming ineffective. They couldn't build their console on what it was so they had to resort to attacking the other guy. Well you went and pissed in the wrong yard and the big dog on the block just came off the porch and his tag says Sony. There is a big difference between Playstation fans and 360 fans. Playstation owners are gamers first and fans second. With 360 bots it is the exact opposite. Well they had better get used to bringing up the rear. And make us all a sandwich while you are cleaning up back there. They had also better brace themselves because their own company is going to drop kick them. As MS continues to lose the race they are going to move up their timetable for the next console. That means you get dropped like the first Xbox and you get new hardware that isn't tested for the market and isn't sufficiently developed to insure long term cutting edge applicability.
@2.4 : amen, morganfell, bubbles for you. I completely agree with you. I'm just fed up with these bitter people and their permanent spin.
Rock on morgan, rock on. That was well said.
Madden 2008 sold vastly more on Xbox 360. Check the numbers, when it was released, the Xbox 360 accounted for 13 times the sales of the PS3 (Yes, the PS3 EA software sales multiplied by 13) What is surprising is that the PS3 has sold so good in such an irrelevant period. Probably due to Euro 2008, but this even takes place only every 4 years.
This is what happens when Electronic Arts develops games that work at a full 60 frames per second. Clearly PLAYSTATION®3 is where the money is at. While Microsoft was giving EA mindless amounts of cash to sweeten them, Sony was hard at work ensuring that PLAYSTATION®3 is the consumer's choice for multiplatform titles. Microslaves, say goodbye to Command & Conquer and more importantly Mass Effect. Both of which will undoubtedly be superior on PLAYSTATION®3. $niper
As a PS3 owner, I have yet to buy a game developed by EA Games since having my PS3 a month after launch. Dead Space will most likely be my first EA PS3 game... I would have picked up EA's Burnout Paradise when it first came out, but I just HATE the free roaming in the game... they should have kept it just like Burnout 3 Takedown. Anyways, Sony has reported an increase of PS3 software sales over the past few months as well, but I wouldn't have guessed that EA was making so much money from the PS3 since most multiplatform games sell more on the 360.
was because it has a bigger installbase. The PS3 is catching up and the software sales will as well. For the longest time. Most of the major multiplat titles sold more on the PS3 per console.
Look like Sony is picking steam. Microsoft no longer can brag about their "So much better" software sales.
"it sells better because it plays better" they're gonna have to change that now.