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Revenues climb 14% at EA Mobile

Alongside its success on the Wii and PC, EA also enjoyed a strong quarter in the mobile sector in the three months ending June 30th with news that revenues at the EA Mobile division were up 14 per cent year-on-year at $50m. CasualGaming.biz has more through the link.

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The Sims 3 sales hit 3.7m

Following its recent financial posting, publisher EA has confirmed that The Sims 3, which was released in June, has now sold 3.7m copies worldwide, becoming the company’s top selling title in both North America and Europe for the three months ending June 30th. CasualGaming.biz has the full story – click …

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EA dates first Sims 3 expansion

When it comes to in-game expansions, no-one does it quite like EA did it with Sims 2 – and now the expansion ball has begun rolling for the recently released and highly successful The Sims 3. The debut pack will be called The Sims 3: World Adventures and will be …

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UK CHARTS: Prototype goes top

The reign of EA’s The Sims 3 at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 is over, with Activision Blizzard’s free-roaming superhero romp Prototype climbing one position to claim its crown. Activision’s title, which is the first from the publisher to grab the top spot in 2009, …

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UK CHARTS: Sims 3 refuses to budge

After a long period of dominance from Nintendo’s Wii Fit, EA’s PC hit The Sims 3 has stamped its chart credentials on the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 by claiming top spot for the second week in a row. It finishes ahead of Activision Blizzard’s debutant Prototype, which enters …

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The Sims 3 sells 1.4m in seven days

Few games brands are as heavyweight as EA’s colossal The Sims, and the latest instalment to the series has not failed to disappoint with news that combines sales of both the PC and Mac versions have hit 1.4m worldwide in its first week on sale. The numbers represent the best …

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Piracy has already cost Sims 3 $9m

The party that’s sure to follow EA’s release of The Sims 3 next week is likely to be a little subdued thanks to the news that the game is being pirated at a faster rate than ‘the most pirated game of 2008′ Spore. Bloomberg reports that an illegal version of …

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‘Large female presence’ in Sims 3 dev team

Speaking exclusively to MCV’s sister CasualGaming.biz as part of its Girl Gaming Month, The Sims 3’s associate producer Grant Rodiek has stated that the game’s development team deliberately houses more females than you’d normally find in such a group. We have a large female presence throughout our team – more …

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EA drops SecuRom DRM for The Sims 3

Publisher EA has confirmed that it has dropped its controversial SecuRom copy protection system for its upcoming release of The Sims 3, opting instead for a more standard serial code system. EA ran into trouble for its use of SecuRom with last year’s PC hit Spore, with users complaining that …

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EA resurrecting SSX on iPhone

Publisher EA has seemingly nailed its flag to the iPhone mast with the news that a number of its key gaming franchises are heading to the platform this year. Edge reports that snowboarding franchise SSX, the return of which was hinted at in the in-game commentary of 2008 racer Burnout …

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