|Electronic Arts brags about its stellar financial Q1 2014, 50M Origin users|
|Posted: 24.07.2013 04:30 by||Comments: 0|
Electronic Arts has released a presser revealing the preliminary financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. According to the publisher, the company did better than expected, stating, "For the quarter, non-GAAP net revenue of $495 million was above our guidance of $450 million. Non-GAAP diluted loss per share of ($0.40) was above our guidance of ($0.62)."
They also gave a bullet-list of highlights for the quarter. The relevent info for PC and console included:
* EA was the #1 publisher in Western retail markets in calendar year 2013, and the #1 global publisher in the iOS game market in the June quarter.
* EA received 116 E3 awards from over 220 industry nominations, including 8 out of 15 awards from the official E3 Game Critics. Battlefield 4™ won a total of 21 awards at E3, including GameSpot’s Best of E3 award, Need for Speed™ Rivals was named Best Racing Game, and NHL® 14 took the honors for Best Sports Game. Titanfall™ from Respawn Entertainment won six major awards, including Best of Show, Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best PC Game, Best Action Game and Best Online Multiplayer.
* The Battlefield 3™ Premium community continues to grow with over 4 million members to date.
* FIFA 13 digital net revenue topped $70 million* in the quarter, a 92% increase versus FIFA 12 in Q1 FY 2013.
* EA signs publishing agreement with TenCent for FIFA Online 3 in China, with details to be announced in an upcoming joint press release from EA and TenCent.
*EA’s Origin™ platform for downloading digital games has registered over 50 million users, including 22 million mobile users.
* Trailing twelve-month non-GAAP digital net revenue was up 28% to a record $1.72 billion.
EA had earlier in an investor's call that Star Wars: Battlefield was in full-steam development with DICE.