EA results: Next-gen demand can't replace current-gen shortfall

"Year-on-year, the company's Q3 revenues for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games dropped from $566 million to $425 million -- 25 percent -- yet next-gen games generated only $24 million for the company. Revenue for PC games was slightly up (13 percent) and overall console game revenues were down 22 percent overall, year-on-year.

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GraveLord3829d ago

Not Yet.

When you buy $400/$500 consoles, somethings gotta give.

yellowgerbil3829d ago

What has EA made worth playing on next gen? just the same annual sports games crud that they release every year.

Starbucks_Fan3829d ago

When it works, BF4 is an incredible multiplayer experience. But that's really it for me. I don't know if Titanfall will be that great and the sports games are not much of an improvement from last gen. NBA2K14 is imo the best next gen sports game, because the graphics are incredible.

Spenok3828d ago

The game works for the most part. The biggest issue I have with it is the occasional stutter, or failing to load after a match finishes. Other than that the game works like a charm for me. I frequently play it around 2-4 hours a day.

The game is fantastic. If it was broken you wouldn't see the amount of people playing it that you do.

Also a note I play it on PS4. And if anyone would like to play hit me up. We can exchange PSN info and wreck havoc on some peoples xD

mydyingparadiselost3829d ago

Let's not forget about the super not broken at all Battlefield 4.......

danny8183829d ago

Actually... Its not as broken. But when it was i had no problem atarting a multiplayer match

Soldierone3829d ago

^Even EA said it was broken....

"The Problems are not hurting the sales"

Maxor3829d ago (Edited 3829d ago )

Maybe if BF 4 wasn't such a huge mess on the nextgen then they would've made more money. The most interesting news in all this is that digital racked in over 500 million going up a huge 27%. The fact that digital comprise such a huge percentage of their business is telling. Hell, if Origin is making that much then the Steam numbers must be mind blowing.

Pandamobile3829d ago

Steam's pulling in around a billion a year.

WeAreLegion3829d ago

Which is why Gaben takes Valve employees and their families on vacation to Hawaii every year.

JohnnyTower3829d ago

75 million or so active steam users. Origin and uplay should just die already. They are horrid.

Spenok3828d ago

Origin won't be going anywhere unfortunately.

On a plus side though, Ubisoft already said they would be getting rid of Uplay passes recently. So that's good at least.

ExPresident3829d ago

Create a trash product and see if it doesn't affect future sales. Word of mouth helped prevent numerous customers from being scammed by a rushed BF3 that was completely broken.

You reap what you sow EA.

Not to mention its a new gen, and it is fairly expensive switching.

hellzsupernova3829d ago

Good stuff ea I have sworn them off
At least until battlefront I really want that game to not be screwed

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EA May Add A Replay Editor To Its Games

EA has published a new patent that wants to add a replay editor to its games, allowing players to modify the captured gameplay content.

sammichosaurus15d ago

They should fix their games first.

Knightofelemia15d ago

Most likely comes with microtransactions and loot boxes.

Inverno15d ago

Nah you just gotta watch a short, unskipable, 30 seconds ad every time you use the feature. Those same ads will then be automatically edited into your captured gameplay before your video is stored online (no local saves), where they will have the right to use for promotional purposes.

Snookies1215d ago (Edited 15d ago )

Please don't give them ideas, lol! That definitely sounds like something they'd love to do.


EA Hiring Ex-Military Personnel to Help Build Next Battlefield Game via "Hiring Our Heroes" Program

EA has hired ex-military personnel in order to help shape the next Battlefield game as part of the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) program.

OtterX38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Why don't you Hire Your Old Dev Team who brought us the brilliance of Battlefield Bad Company 2 while you're at it. It was more exciting than anything recent in the Battlefield series. It just needs to be updated to reach modern times, but it was so great at its core.

just_looken38d ago

This would be nice but that team has tossed out the finals and has arc raiders on the back burner

20 thousand still play the final's

Why get slapped around by ea when you already have something going on.

What the next battlefield needs is a step back simple functional not a live service and smaller player servers than 2042. Just make it like battlefiled 3 with bad company destruction just something simple

But they already killed off ridgeline games that had ex halo/cod devs so no singleplayer unless they make another dev team for it.