The console industry doesn't always treat mobile with the respect that Pocket Gamer thinks it deserves. Yet the latest set of financial figures from Electronic Arts could change that.
In the third quarter of 2007, EA made a whopping great $640 million (£311m) in revenues from all its gaming platforms. But it's the breakdown that's interesting.
Xbox 360 was the publisher's biggest cash cow with $218 million, followed by PlayStation 2 ($73 million), Wii ($59 million), and DS ($47 million). But next comes mobile with $37 million, ahead of PSP ($21 million) and PS3 ($17 million).
That's right. Just to restate the point, EA made more than double the revenues from mobile games than it did from PlayStation 3 in the third quarter this year.