EA confirmed that that net revenue for the quarter was $395 million, down four per cent year-on-year. Gross profit for the quarter was $229m, a drop of seven per cent when compared to last year. Net losses stood at $132m, a considerable rise from last year’s figure of $81m.
Leading software performers include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Command and Conquer 3, The Sims 2 Pets, Need for Speed Carbon and The Sims 2.
“Point blank, this cycle is developing quite differently than the last cycle,” said CEO Riccitiello. “The next-gen hardware build is going a little more slowly.”
He also singled out Wii as having ‘unexpected strength’ and added that ‘The PS3 hasn't – yet - performed as well as we expected it to. That probably has a bigger impact than any other factor on our margins.’