Electronic Arts reveals latest financial numbers

Game publisher Electronic Arts is the latest tech based company to report its earnings for the quarter that ended on June 30. According to EA's press release the publisher recorded a non-GAAP revenue amount of $524 million. That's slightly less than the $539 million EA had for revenue for the same period a year ago. The company recorded a non-GAAP net loss of $123 million compared to a loss of $78 million for the same period a year ago.

EA also gave sales updates for various games. It stated that Crysis 2 has sold three million copies to date while Dead Space 2, Dragon Age 2 and Portal 2 have sold two million units each to date. In addition, pre-orders for EA's highly anticipated first person shooter Battlefield 3 are over 10 times that of the last game in the series Battlefield Bad Company 2, according to a report over at VG247.com.

Battlefield 3 is firmly set for release in the October-December quarter along with other titles like Need For Speed The Run. However another major EA game, the MMO Star Wars The Old Republic, still doesn't have a firm release date. In its financial press release EA said that the game is still set for a nebulous "holiday 2011" release. The publisher recently started to take pre-orders for Star Wars The Old Republic including orders for a $149.99 Collector's Edition for the game. EA also said that its recently announced acquisition of casual game developer PopCap Games is expected to close sometime in August.

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when star wars hit their income will skyrocket. got the impression that the preorders for the game have been substantial, and with talk of plans to support the game for decades that will likely not change for quite some time. crazy price on the game however. i've bought it, but some rogue jedi used his mindtrick on me years ago.

Gonna be honest here, i'm thinking that part of this drop of revenue and increase of losses is the frigging outrageous prices those titles mentioned were at release, and further, how outrageously high they stay months after release. 60 dollars plus tax? really? about 3 years ago you could get 2 good games for that price, only 2 months after their release.

the huge profits they attempt to gather will kick them in the buttocks soon enough. younger demographics of video games simply can't keep buying them any more for lack of money.

COD4 was FPS perfection, if it is anything like it I'm certainly going to be playing it for a long time. I t definitely revolutionised the genre.

looking forward to BF3, not going to pre order it though. the weapons and game play look to much like a clone of COD:MW. I don't want that type of gameplay. when the public beta is released, if its too much like MW, alot will be canceling their pre order.

Two words...
Battlefield 3.
Absolutely cannot wait. May be the only MP game I play for quite some time if History repeats itself. I played BF2 solid, like literally was the only MP game I played, for over a year.

DirtyLarry said,
Two words...
Battlefield 3.
Absolutely cannot wait. May be the only MP game I play for quite some time if History repeats itself. I played BF2 solid, like literally was the only MP game I played, for over a year.

Bf2142 was decent as well.

DirtyLarry said,
Two words...
Battlefield 3.
Absolutely cannot wait. May be the only MP game I play for quite some time if History repeats itself. I played BF2 solid, like literally was the only MP game I played, for over a year.

4 WORDS: NOT ON STEAM GOODBYE!