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One in three PS4 games sold so far are published by EA


EA has said that one game in every three sold for PS4 is made by them.

So either Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Need for Speed: Rivals, Madden NFL 25 or NBA Live 14 have been picked up by a lot of PS4 owners it seems.

"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, which is exactly what we thought, and because our super-slate that we've got out there looks like one of every three pieces of software was coming out of Electronic Arts," Chief financial officer Blake J. Jorgensen said at the UBS Global Technology Conference.

"So we're really excited. And essentially [our] biggest worry now is making sure there is enough product in the stores, because the consumers obviously want to buy a software to go with the new boxes."

Jorgensen also added that the "consumer probably doesn't fully appreciate the power of the new consoles," quite yet, adding "They're 10-times more powerful than the last consoles, and until you actually get on and play a game like Battlefield, where you've got the depths of the game and the multiplayer component playing against 64 other people... It's an exciting experience.

"And I don't think the consumer really appreciates that yet because they haven't had a chance to do it. And so you'll see over the next six months consumers gravitating to the new consoles because of that excitement."

While all this talk sounds like EA are going all in, Jorgenson did add that it's not quite finished with the current generation of console quite yet.

"Clearly the excitement and challenges are having to do both last-generation and new-generation at the same time," he said. "Doing a new-generation set of titles is always going to be a challenge, but we're trying to also produce Gen3 titles and we'll be producing Gen3 titles for many years to come.

"And we think that the consumer will continue to buy. And we don't know what the prices of Gen3 boxes will be after the new console roll-out, but I'm assuming that they'll start to come down over time and that may bring new people into the market.

"You can't put all your talent on Gen4: you've still got to develop good Gen3 games, and we're trying to make sure that we have a great experience for consumers across all platforms."

Edited On 20 Nov, 2013

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superniceguy 3 years ago
It is Battefield 4, NFS and FIFA mainly doing it. If Drive Club launched then NFS sales may have dropped, as Xbox ONE is getting Forza 5, then NFS on Xbox ONE is not so much of necessity.

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