Digital sales now make up 76% of EA’s revenue in latest figures

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By on July 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

EA’s latest sales figures show that digital sales and PC sales are both growing impressively. The game publishing giant reports that digital net revenue is now at $482 million, over the $342 million figure from this time last year.

Meanwhile, PC sales contributed $37 million to the EA bottom line, up 12% from last year — largely attributed to Battlefield 3 and The Sims.

Pre-orders of Battlefield 4 are reportedly stacking up well against those of Battlefield 3, but as digital rises, packaged good sales go down. The revenue for packaged goods has dropped from $592 million down to $452 million on a year-on-year basis.

EA expects to take a slight hit as the market transitions to next-gen consoles, but is also working on plans to partner with Tencent to publish FIFA Online in China.

Source: VG247

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Fifa online in China could be absolutely massive for them if they can monetize it in a way appropriate for that market, will be interesting to see how that pans out.

 

Who would have thought; If you make your game unable to be purchases from any other digital distribution centers, you would get more profit as you can over charge the games like crazy! I’m amazed!

Seriously, when you charge $100 for a game for the life of the product, or $20 per DLC and $50 for a season pass whilst the next game is being beta’d, no wonder you’re rolling in the money with your captive audience. Even the key sites don’t have it cheaper….

 

It’s tricky, as games become increasingly bigger downloads, boxed discs start to seem like a faster way to get them. I took advantage of the recent Steam sale and am still struggling to pull down a bit of Mass Effect 2 each evening at an average speed of 250kbs (is this normal for an internode account in melbourne CBD?). If I’d gone to EB it would have cost more, but if be playing by now.

 
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unitzero:
It’s tricky, as games become increasingly bigger downloads, boxed discs start to seem like a faster way to get them.I took advantage of the recent Steam sale and am still struggling to pull down a bit of Mass Effect 2 each evening at an average speed of 250kbs (is this normal for an internode account in melbourne CBD?).If I’d gone to EB it would have cost more, but if be playing by now.

Losing your patience is one step closer to the dark side!

 

unitzero:
It’s tricky, as games become increasingly bigger downloads, boxed discs start to seem like a faster way to get them.I took advantage of the recent Steam sale and am still struggling to pull down a bit of Mass Effect 2 each evening at an average speed of 250kbs (is this normal for an internode account in melbourne CBD?).If I’d gone to EB it would have cost more, but if be playing by now.

I downloaded war of the roses last night [and sw:kotor 2 the night before] and it never dropped below maxing out my connection.
Might be something specific to your location.

 

online digital distribution is the future, just take a look at Steam as an example

 
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