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Whoa, One Third of PS4 Games Sold Are Developed by EA

Posted by Kell Andersen

Slam dunk

We all know that the PlayStation 4 is selling like hotcakes, but a recent report from Electronic Arts' chief financial officer Blake J. Jorgensen reveals that the AAA publisher hasn't done too badly itself.

"We had a great weekend of sales relative to the console that looks like the average consumer tie ratio is about three pieces of software," he said. "And because [of] our super-slate, it looks like one of every three pieces of software was coming out of Electronic Arts." At first glance this seems like a pretty astonishing claim, but when you consider the vast library EA launched with the system – Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Need for Speed: Rivals, Madden NFL 25, and NBA Live 14 – it suddenly starts to make sense.

With such fantastic sales on the next-gen machine, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the development juggernaut might be considering jumping ship on its current-gen older sibling. But those of you waiting to upgrade to the PS4 can rest easy, as EA doesn't plan on stopping production of 'Gen 3' (its label for the PlayStation 3) games any time soon. "Doing a new-generation set of titles is always going to be a challenge," Jorgensen said. "But we're trying to also produce Gen 3 titles, and we'll be producing Gen 3 titles for many years to come."

What do you make of these staggering statistics? Did you pick up one of EA's next-gen launch titles? Go crazy in the comments section below.


User Comments (9)



Faustek said:

Lowest common denominator.

They usually sell the best yes.
Sorry if I stepped on any toes but generally the truth about any genre you venture into.



get2sammyb said:

I actually was quite surprised by the statistic, but when you look at the number of games it makes sense. I'll be getting Need for Speed with my system, for example.



YashaStepanovic said:

don't have any of those games myself (I only bought Killzone to start me off), but I am VERY interested in picking up battlefield after Christmas if I don't find it under the tree



eliotgballade said:

wouldn't buy any of them . feeefah , madden and netball will all be worth about 50p in a few weeks time .



divinelite said:

Well not fan of sport but...
We need them, so keep em coming, as it will drive thesales high



JuanitoShet said:

Ugh, so many sports games. At least Need For Speed is up there. Not that I like it as much as I do the older titles in the series.

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