Electronic Arts raises revenue for Q3, SWTOR sells 2m units

By on February 2, 2012

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EA has posted their Q3 financial results, and it’s looking bright and chirpy for the publisher. We won’t bore you with rows of paragraphs, so here is a summary in neat little bullet points.

  • Revenue jumped 15% from last year, rolling in $1.65 billion as compared to last year’s $1.41 billion.
  • Losses have been reduced as well, coming in $205 million as compared to $322 million year-over-year.
  • The publisher managed to sell $1.23 billion in packaged goods, which is also an increase from last year’s $1.108 billion.
  • BioWare’s recently released MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has moved 2 million units, with about 1.7 million active users. It is the “fastest growing subscription MMO in history”.
  • 40% of sales of SWTOR came from Origin; actual revenue generated will be disclosed at a later date.
  • Origin, too, is doing good. The service now has 9.3 million users, with 1 million daily users. It has made about $100 million in revenue since launch.
  • Battlefield 3, FIFA 12 moved 10 million units, whereas Madden 12 moved 5 million units life-to-date.
  • EA’s recent acquisition PopCap got their revenue up by 30%, bringing the company’s social gaming division a cool $377 million, a massive 78% bump from last year.
  • EA’s social gaming division has about 54 million monthly active users.
  • Full game downloads made $130 million in revenue, whereas DLCs and other such packs made $49 million.

The company is now all set to release two biggies in the span of two weeks: Syndicate on Feb 24th, and Mass Effect 3 on March 7th.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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