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NewsPoster Jul 24, 2013 12:38 PM
Apple now EA's 'biggest retail partner,' game publisher says
Apple has become Electronic Arts' "biggest retail partner as measured by sales," EA COO Peter Moore revealed yesterday during a conference call with investors. The achievement is particularly notable since it means Apple beat out EA's own Origin download service, and more traditional retailers like GameStop. In all EA made about $90 million from smartphone and tablet games during the last quarter, although the publisher hasn't explained how much of that came from iOS versus Android and other platforms.<br /><br />Standout mobile games for EA included <em>Real Racing 3</em>, <em>The Simpsons: Tapped Out</em>, and <em>The Sims Freeplay</em>. <em>RR3</em> has achieved over 45 million downloads, and has about 2 million daily active users. <em>Tapped Out</em> made its most money ever last quarter despite having launched last August, and Moore <a href="" rel='nofollow'>notes</a> that <em>The Sims Freeplay</em> is among the highest-grossing iPad games.
panjandrum Jul 24, 2013 01:44 PM
Unfortunately EA games also has a reputation of producing exceptionally buggy and/or poorly executed games... They are basically reviled in the gaming community: you can almost be assured that anything they are associated with will be flawed in one or more major ways. (This earned them the "Worst Company in America" award at least twice IIRC. Google is your friend, so I won't provide a link, it'll be easy to find...)
PRoth Jul 24, 2013 04:17 PM
Too much to ask for the NHL games on the Mac? What's with the no love for desktop versions of the EA NHL franchise...?
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