Tag: Electronic Arts

The DeanBeat: What we’ve learned about pandemic gaming

The second-quarter earnings results from major game companies over the past two weeks have taught us more about how gamers are responding to the pandemic. The big question is whether the gains are temporary or permanent, as that will determine how much bigger the $159 billion game industry will become. We won’t know exactly for […]

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The DeanBeat: Did gaming peak in Q2? Nope. Maybe it just got started.

The NBA is back. So is Major League Baseball, sort of. Other sports may find their way back as well. As these demands on our entertainment time return, does it follow that video games that profited during the pandemic will hit their peak and start to go back down? I don’t think so. I think […]

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Tens of millions of new players dove into EA games during the pandemic

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson said in an earnings call with analysts today that tens of millions of new players have joined the company’s games since April. That’s a rare one-time change caused by the global health emergency that has left many in isolation at home, but the company believes that many of the new […]

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The Sims 4 hits 30 million players with massive pandemic bump

Electronic Arts announced today during its latest earnings report that The Sims 4 has reached 30 million players. The Sims 4 launched back in 2014, but it has had amazing legs. The life-simulation game has seen tremendous growth this year alone. Back in January, EA noted that The Sims 4 had over 20 million players. […]

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EA reports strong June quarter with revenue up 21% to $1.46 billion

Electronic Arts reported financial results today that beat Wall Street’s expectations with revenue growing 21% to $1.46 billion for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30. The big game publisher released just two games during the quarter: Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, a remake of the real-time strategy series created by Westwood Studios in the […]

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EA Mobile reels in Jeff Karp from Big Fish Games

Jeff Karp, the president of mobile game maker Big Fish Games, has resigned from that post to become the head of Electronic Arts’ mobile game division, GamesBeat has learned. Yes, I have to make the joke. EA has gone fishing, and it has landed a Karp from Big Fish. EA did not make Karp available […]

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