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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