PC downloads also going up.
By Tim Colwill 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.