EA’s economic data for the last quarter of its fiscal year has left us with very different news. For example, we already know that Anthem has not lived up to the expectations that they had in the North American company, and that Apex Legends has worked very well for all purposes. However, there is a very interesting and very interesting fact that defines where the market is going.
Electronic Arts itself recognizes that “sales of complete PC and console games have generated net income of 213 million dollars”, a figure that exceeds by 10% the sales of the same quarterly period last year. The data for the full fiscal year and for the total revenues of the digital market add up to a whopping 3,720 million dollars, of which only through services have been raised 2,410 million.
Apparently, growth It has been supported by the launch of Anthem and by the “continued shift from the videogame industry to the digital” “. In fact, they explain that, in terms of sales only, it is the best digital release they have had to date, although we have told you in the other news, they do not specify what they are referring to with this information: if it is the highest percentage of digital copies with respect to physical copies, or if it is the largest total digital salts pure and simple.
What they do is very clear that is, of the total sales on PS4 and Xbox One, 49% are already digital during the last twelve months. A percentage that would skyrocket noticeably if we included also PC, as is logical. The total digital revenue of the company through sales, services and others, already reaches 75% of the income of the North American publisher.
If we talk about forecasts, expect services within video games to grow between 10 and 15%, led by Apex Legends, FIFA 19 Ultimate Team and The Sims 4, in a shortlist among which Anthem is not mentioned. A striking decision.