EA raking in the cash...

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  1. paul h

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    According to an article on GamingAge EA have had a record quarter, with news like that i think they'll be more than happy to continue focussing on the PS2.


    "EA announced today that consolidated net revenues for the quarter ending Dec. 31st, 2002 were $1.23 billion, up 48 percent fom $833 million last fiscal year. Net revenues were driven by hot properties Harry Potter, James Bond: Nightfire, Lord of the Rings, Need for Speed 2: Hot Pursuit, and Medal of Honor Frontline. Consolidated net incom for the quarter was $250 million, and 89 percent increase over last year.
    "This was a historic holiday season for the Company," said Larry Probst, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Electronic Arts. "EA became the first third-party publisher to achieve a billion dollar quarter. Eleven titles sold more than one million units. Our global development and publishing organizations have never been stronger."

    In the U.S., EA had five of the top ten titles on the industry leading PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and five of the top ten titles on the PC."
     
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    EA is teh biased!!

    (That ones for you Brian[​IMG])
     
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    $1 billion quarter... That's insanse, it really is. No third party is even close to that, I believe.

    And Romier, [​IMG]
     
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    Well I hope they realize that they could have added at least another hundred bucks to that total by including Live support for Madden and doing a better job on the Xbox version of Need for Speed 2. Maybe now they will learn the error of their ways, and next quarter they can earn 1.23 billion plus my one hundred dollars.

    See, I told you all my personal boycott would work!

    [​IMG]
     
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    I started my EA boycott midway through the quarter. I believe that if you check intra-quarterly EA reports, you'll see a strong downward trend starting in November 2002.
     
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    I think you're talking poppycock, James [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    On a serious tip, please let's all swear not to tell anyone at Sega about EA's boffo quarter. If they found out how profitable it is to focus primarily on the PS2... [​IMG]
     
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    Mwahahahahaha.

    So utterly sad and, yet, so utterly true.

    A troupe of monkeys could run Sega better than their management team.
     
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    As long as that incompetence leads to games like Panzer Dragoon and Jet Set Radio Future, I say power to the monkeys--er, Sega management! [​IMG]
     
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    I'll buy a banana and contribute if I can take over their RPG division [​IMG].

    Seriously, EA is pretty decent about getting their releases out on other platforms, at least the cream of the crop. Maybe I'm wrong (and I'm sure somebody will correct me :p)) but they seem good for bringing over titles like The Two Towers and Harry Potter.

    I only own SSX Tricky, but I have to say I was tempted by the new Harry Potter, which was quite a lot of goofy fun.
     
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    Mmmmmm... Monkeys....
     
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