Electronic Arts has performed well, considering the current climate, in its financial results for the three months ended December 31st 2012.
The publisher reported revenues of $1.18 billion, a little short of the $1.294 billion the city expected. Net revenue was down from $1.06 billion a year ago to $922 million.
EA took the opportunity to reveal a flurry of sales facts and figures. The publisher stated that in the three months up to December 31st 2012:
- FIFA 13 sold over 12 million units, up 23% on FIFA 12
– Battlefield 3 Premium generated over $108 million, and has 2.9 million subscribers
– The Simpsons: Tapped Out on iOS generated over $23 million in digital net revenue
– EA Mobile’s games and services (including handhelds) generated approximately $100 million
– EA’s Origin platform has 39 million registered users, including 17 million mobile users
– Dead Space 3 pre-orders are outpacing those of Dead Space 2
– Crysis 3 pre-orders are tracking 40% ahead of Crysis 2
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen attributed the strong results to “high-margin digital revenue”, in reference to FIFA’s lucrative Ultimate Team mode, and also “disciplined expense management.”
EA COO Peter Moore added: “EA had six of the top twenty titles in Western markets in 2012, compared to four in 2011. EA was also the number one publisher on iOS worldwide for the year.”