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AN 's full year loss hits $ 677 million, FIFA 10 selling 10 million

05/12/2010 AN 's full year loss hits $ 677 million, FIFA 10 selling 10 million

Profit from nearly a billion dollars, January-March quarter will help reduce the deficit publisher, Madden 10, NFS: Shift the upper 4M units; Bad Company 2 hits 5M; Mass Effect 2 sells 1.6M.

Less than a week after his main rival, Activision Blizzard reported January-March quarterly income of $ 381 million on revenues of $ 1.3 billion, Electronic Arts issued its annual and fourth quarter earnings. It suffices to say, the results weren 't nearly as beautiful.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 raised an army of 5 million.

For the fiscal year, EA regarding net income totaled $ 3.654 billion, and with $ 4.212 billion it reported the year before. Obtuseness this decline, EA noted that the end of the year with $ 766 million in deferred income, or money related to certain online services, it does not recognize over the life of the individual games '. He reported $ 1.09 billion in last year's deficit , EA said today that losses for the just ended fiscal period totaled $ 677 million.

Given the number of EA top-of-year composition, but it is not surprising that the publisher had a strong fiscal fourth quarter. In the January-March earnings reached $ 979 million, down 14 percent compared to $ 860 million posted during the same period of 2009. EA touched the $ 30 million profit for the quarter, lifting the loss of the last year "in $ 42 million

EA Dice 's Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has a publisher' s proposals during the quarter. To date, the highest-rated modern shooter has sold nearly 5 million units on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Other top performers during the quarter included BioWare 's appreciation Mass Effect 2 and visceral 's less than stellar Dante 'Inferno. During the year, Madden NFL 10, The Sims 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Need For Speed: Shift all sold more than 4 million units. FIFA Soccer 1910 more than doubled that feat, having sold over 10 million units since the beginning of last October.

Although its release has come for the fiscal year, EA and blew Quick Launch 2010 Football World Cup: South Africa. Football simulator - who scored high marks on the Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, and last month - has already sold nearly 2 million units to date.

As in the past quarter

During a call with analysts, EA Director-General, John Riccitiello, Chief Operating Officer John Schappert, and Chief Financial Officer Eric Brown discussed the main points of previous and subsequent years. These include:

- The Executive Group noted that Mass Effect 2 had been sold through more than 1.6 million units through both retail and digital media in Europe and North America. In January, the publisher said BioWare 's famous science-fiction role-playing games were shipped two million units worldwide .

- Dante 's Inferno is now sold nearly 1 million units, while the two armies: the 40th day, has sold more than 1 million units.

- Several mysterious Schappert said that EA will "this marquee title in thrilling 3D" in this year 's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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\\ "EA 's full year loss hits $ 677 million, FIFA 10 selling 10 million \\ "Was posted on Tom Magrino on Tues, 11 May 2010 14:05:53 -0700


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