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EA Reveals Xbox 360 represented 50% of their total revenue in the last 3 months

Kotaku are reporting that EA through US regulatory filing have revealed that the Xbox 360 accounts for over 50% of EA's total revenue for the last 3 months.

Xbox 360 - $218 million
PlayStation 2 - $73 million
Nintendo Wii - $59 million
Nintendo DS - $47 million
PlayStation Portable - $21 million
PlayStation 3 - $17 million

EA will surely be hoping for huge improvements in the PS3 revenue as it is currently 1/12 of their Xbox 360 revenue.

Following comments on the 1upshow podcasts stating the 3rd party publishers are close to reining back support for PS3 due to lackluster sales on the platform we now see how this is having an impact on one of the biggest publisher in the games industry. EA would surely have been hoping by now that PS3 sales would have replaced some of their lost PS2 revenue due to focusing more on next gen platforms.

Larger version of chart http://tinyurl.com/3ar2mp

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jiggyjay3457d ago (Edited 3457d ago )

"PlayStation 3 - $17 million "

That's the reason why EA makes crappy PS3 ports! We all know that if a developer wants to make money put their game on the 360! With the way Sony is going financially they should start putting their first party games on the 360 as well and so they can concentrate on the movie industry!

Edit-I wasn't joking at all.. Seriously if Sony was smart they would release their first party games on the 360 as well!! But you know its never going to happen because PS3 games have 10x better graphics than the 360 and is so much powerful that the game is not possible on the 360! isn't that right Sony Fanboys? Sony better hope that other third party developers like Square Enix and Konami don't read these financial statemnts or else you will see FF13 and MGS on the 360..

You Sony Fanboys should just start boycotting EA games and stop buying them at all.. Then EA would just exclusive to the 360 and Wii.. When that happens we'll see who's going to be begging who back!

lockload3457d ago

PS3 owners need to buy more games or publishers are going to scale back their plans for PS3

ruibing3457d ago

Or this could be a case of the chicken and the egg. Did PS3 owners buy less EA games because of poor ports or did poor ports come from the lack of sales? This is the last three month, in which prior to this EA has released nothing but poorly ported sports games that have been on the PS2 for a long, long time.

I know I have been choosing the competition for almost every game. The only EA game I've bought for my PS3 has been Rock Band. I'd like to see how they do after releasing some quality games that shows some respect to the console.

Wotbot3457d ago

Or could it be that a lot of PS3 owners are really only interested in the Blueray side of things, and not games? It is a cheap Blueray movie player after all.

Who know's, but this isn't good for Sony as they make money from game sales, even if they are ports.

Wotbot3457d ago

Or could it be that a lot of PS3 owners are really only interested in the Blueray side of things, and not games? It is a cheap Blueray movie player after all.

Who know's, but this isn't good for Sony as they make money from game sales, even if they are ports.

BrianC62343456d ago

Aren't most of EA's PS3 games just crappy ports of the 360 games? Maybe Burnout will have big sales since it's a PS3 game from the start. Army of Two should sell well. Medal of Honor might end up being okay, I don't know. I could care less about Madden and the Simpsons game I just don't know about.

When EA gets serious about the PS3 their sales will get serious. Until then I have plenty of good games coming out that I can buy instead. Games that take advantage of the PS3.

AngryTypingGuy3456d ago

It'll even out as time goes on, but I doubt that any other system this gen will surpass the 360's attach rate. You have to wonder too how many just bought the PS3 for only BluRay.

Synex3456d ago

EA needs to stop making sh*tty games. Maybe us PS3 owners will start buying their games then.

Jon Cage3456d ago

Start buying a s---load of games. That is if you want to make your investment worth your while. There's a glaring need for higher attach rates. Don't buy that pre-owned copy. Go for a new game. Try different types of games that you haven't been interested in before. Maybe you will discover something that you really enjoy. Because I know all the 3rd party developers are paying very close attention to how many games are selling on the PS3.

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Prismo_Fillusion3457d ago (Edited 3457d ago )

All the stupid EA sports video game fans own a 360, which is why those sales are the highest.
All of the stupid EA casual game fans own a Wii, which is why those sales are second highest (out of current gen systems).
PS3 fans are smart enough not to buy half the crap EA releases.

I'm a Wii owner myself, but I'm just stating my opinion of what's really going on...

Edit at comments below: With the number of PS2 consoles out there of course sales will be high! Also, I was just stating general trends that I've noticed, there always many exceptions to any rule/trend. And yeah, EA releases some good games. Madden is always fun, but I wish they released a new version every couple of years instead of every year - and actually improved them significantly every year. With online it's easy enough to release new team rosters every year without the need to sell a new game. There are many other good EA games as well, but we all know that they usually skimp out on most sports games, not even trying to reach the potential of the current game. And we all know that EA has been trying to capitalize on the Wii's success by releasing tons of awful awful awful "casual" games for the system, many of which people eat up (but not this Wii owner).

WilliamRLBaker3457d ago

a flaw in your theory....then all ps2 users we're dumb then?

Because ps2 by far made more money for EA then xbox and gamecube combined....

BloodySinner3457d ago

I'll let you know how Burnout Paradise turns out. :-)

IQUITN4G3456d ago

"PS3 fans are smart" hehe funny

AngryTypingGuy3456d ago

"All the stupid EA sports video game fans own a 360, which is why those sales are the highest.
All of the stupid EA casual game fans own a Wii, which is why those sales are second highest (out of current gen systems).
PS3 fans are smart enough not to buy half the crap EA releases."

Yeah, I'm sure that's it. [rolls eyes]

miganda3456d ago

Prismo
All the stupid EA sports video game fans own a 360, which is why those sales are the highest.
All of the stupid EA casual game fans own a Wii, which is why those sales are second highest (out of current gen systems).
PS3 fans are smart enough not to buy half the crap EA releases.
are you f'ing kiding me? when the ps1 and ps2 where out sony fans must have been preety stupid then, cause all they bought were ea games.

lawman11083456d ago

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.........dont want to lose it......$$$$$$$$ GH3 700 thousand on 360 what would MGS$ and FF be? more then that broke a.ss no sale 41,000 R&C gee, that and warhawk and HS sure are moving systems..... hahahahhaah

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Ps3Fanboy7773457d ago

Plus Madden sold really well...

WilliamRLBaker3457d ago

Ps1 and ps2 users must have been dumb then? because EA made more off those 2 systems then ps3, 360, xbox, wii, and gamecube COMBINEd.

TheMART3457d ago

Are we surprised???

PS3: 3.6 games attach rate per unit
360: 6.6 games attach rate per unit

Doesn't surprise at all. Every developer knows where to make the money!

season0073456d ago

PS3 3.6 for 1 year...second year =7.2 AT LEAST
Xbox360 6.6 for 2 years..o shot, yea devs know where to go

TheMART3456d ago

I'm right indeed, but you're wrong. That ain't the way it's working:

360 @ Launch: 4.5 games per unit attach rate
PS3 @ Launch: 1.5 game per unit attach rate

Thus, it's not like the PS3 will have the same attach rate as the 360 after another year it's out at the end of 2008. You're way, way off.

Daishi3456d ago

Even if the PS3 had an atach rate of 7 you still have to consider that the 360 has sold over twice as many consoles. So if the 360 also had a 7 that means it has sold twice as many games. But at the same time you have to think of the attach rate for BD movies (which would be nearly impossible) because those add to the profitability of the system. But considering that EA is the largest game publisher in the world right now this isn't good (not that I'm a fan of them myself).

BruceLeroy3456d ago

@Mart

You're a moron. If the situation was reversed and EA put out a shoddy version of a multi-platform game for the 360, would you buy it?

You don't even have to respond, we know the answer already.

Put out a version of Madden equal to the 360 and I would buy it in a heartbeat.

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AyeKay473457d ago

Holycrap 360 is a monster. Bye bye PS3, hello 360 and wii