EA Generates $90 Million in Digital Distribution Sales in Three Months

Electronic Arts amassed over $90 million in direct digital sales in the first quarter of its 2008 fiscal year, the company announced today.

The sales figures include revenue generated by the company's EA Store, which offers direct downloads of its catalog of PC titles and a variety of games for mobile phones, as well as games and content on the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network.

In addition to games, the company also offers music via the EA Store's EA Trax division, serving direct downloads of soundtracks from such titles as EA Maxis' SimCity Societies and EA Montreal's Army of Two.

Soundtracks featuring licensed music such as the Madden NFL and NBA Live series are offered via Apple's iTunes music download service, and are likely not counted as part of the $90 million revenue figure.

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    July 29, 2008 3:17 PM

    Anyone know if its true that FIFA 09 and after will be console exclusive too ?

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      July 29, 2008 3:19 PM

      False. Peter Moore stressed that the sports titles will reappear on PCs next year.

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        July 29, 2008 3:25 PM

        Europe is still largely a PC market. So if you take a game like FIFA and put it on consoles, you're going to kill its sales potential to its biggest market...Europe.

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          July 29, 2008 5:03 PM

          This is kinda wrong. Ya Europe is PC heavy, but when it comes to sports games. Consoles still do much better in Europe. Fifa 07 sold 6 million PS2 copies and under 500,000 PC copies. This was across the world but most of those people who buy Fifa are from Europe anyways.

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      July 29, 2008 3:27 PM

      there was a preview about how FIFA 09 took pro evos point and click ideas that they did on the wii for their pc version

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      July 29, 2008 5:30 PM

      FIFA '09 will hit the PC and is going to be a 360 port instead of a PS2 port- just Google FIFA '09 PC and you'll find the press releases on it.

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      July 30, 2008 3:01 AM

      yea i read they were going to make it look pretty delicous on pc push the hardware a bit, never heard anything about not pc

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