EA – Selling Lots of Games

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ea-logo EA, in conference call today revealed some of their sales figures for the last quarter of 2008.

Valve’s zombie-tastic co-op shooter Left 4 Dead has managed to sell 1.8 million retail copies on PC and Xbox 360. Naturally, this excludes copies of the game sold through Valve’s own Steam service. Rock Band 2, MTV Games’ second venture in to the lucrative rhythm game genre shifted just under 2 million units – this despite a staggered release and lack of a global release.

More refreshing though, is the performance of EA’s original IP’s – Both Dead Space and Mirror’s Edge have managed to move over a million units each. While neither of them were terribly innovative, they showed initiative for a publisher that’s known for milking cash cows. I played both of them last year, and enjoyed them both thoroughly. Hopefully their financial success lead EA to taking more risks on interesting ideas.

There is, of course, a reason EA keeps churning out yearly updates to its franchises; Fifa 2009 – much to Peter Moore’s delight – sold over 7.8 million copies. Granted, it was a major improvement over last years effort, even causing some die-hard Pro Evo fans to migrate. Keep it up, EA. Keep it up.

Source : Kotaku

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Last Updated: February 4, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Wolfy

    I wonder how dredfull NFS undercover did. Luckily i rented it before hand. Played it like for 3 hours got sick of it and took it back lol what a lost case that turned out to be in my opinion. I think many people had many diffrent ideas of how undercover would be until, the reviewers brought out the figures

  • afaik, NFS:Undercover sold pretty well. Not sure if they hit the 1 million mark.

  • spl0it

    Well of course they sell a lot of games. They own everyone

  • easy

    …well all the games prepubescent gamers want at least

  • Chocolate salty
  • dewej

    of corse they are, they buy out all compititian

  • RogueOne

    ye EA has been on a roll with wikid games…..that plus their great pricing makes me a bit of a fanboy …..err who am I trying to kid – im FANMAN (my back hurts) :sick:

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