EA Games have just released their latest financials and there are some surprises buried deep in the boredom.
First up lets look at the completely unsurprising results, the Wii leads the pack bringing in $161 million with the PC not so far behind on $124 million.
Then the surprise pops up, the PS3 is third with $121 million while the 360 is miles behind in 4th with $73 millionâ€¦ The PS3’s baby sister (PSP) also manages a small victory by beating the Nintendo DS $38 million to $28 million.
I have to say that I am very surprised at the numbers seeing that the Xbox 360 versions of all EA’s major games always seem to sell better on the Xbox 360 than the PS3?
Every batch of sales figures I have ever seen have the 360’s version higher up so I can only imagine that the royalty fees charged on the Xbox 360 are far higher than originally thought and that the PS3’s licence figures, previously reported as high, are actually pretty low.
Maybe someone else has a better insight into this one?
Either way this is great news for Sony and obviously is something they can wave under EA’s nose the next time a Xbox 360 game looks better than it’s PS3 compatriot.
Last Updated: August 6, 2009