EA – Battlefield and FIFA “On Their Way to Becoming Billion Dollar Annual Franchises”

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Today, video game publishing company Electronic Arts has publicized their financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013.

Chief Executive Officer John Riccitiello states, “EA is performing well, once again beating street consensus in fiscal Q2. We delivered yet another quarter of sharp digital growth, with digital revenue up 40% compared to the same period last year, reflecting our strength across multiple brands and channels.”

EA President Frank Gibeau added that “Record numbers of players have engaged in the online features and content downloads for FIFA 13Madden NFL 13, and Battlefield. On the strength of our digital extensions, FIFA and Battlefield are the two biggest revenue events in our company’s history. Both are well on their way to becoming billion dollar annual franchises.”

Notable Statistics

  • FIFA 13 Sold Through 7.4 Million Units in Its First Four Weeks
  • Battlefield 3 Premium Has Sold Over 2 Million Subscriptions
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted Launches with Strong Reviews
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter topped the charts in the UK in its first week of sales.

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