EA Sports Reports More Than 12 Million Copies FIFA 13 Video Game Have Been Sold
Electronic Arts, reporting earnings for its fiscal Q3 late Wednesday, said it has sold more than 12 million units of "FIFA 13," representing a 23% increase compared to last year's sales pace. EA also said it generated more than $100M in digital net revenue from "FIFA 13" during Q3 and more than $230M overall from the title during the first three quarters of its fiscal year, with the former figure about twice the level of a year ago. The latest sales figures for "FIFA 13" build upon what already began as the biggest sports game launch of all time. EA COO Peter Moore said, "'FIFA' has emerged as one of the world's top two or three games (regardless of genre)." Overall revenue during the quarter fell to $922M from $1.06B as the publisher, like the rest of the industry, faces the end of the current gaming console cycle. EA narrowed its loss during the period to $45M compared to a $205M loss in the same quarter a year ago.