EA made several announcements during today’s investors call. Most noteworthy among them? Mass Effect Andromeda, still on schedule for release on financial year 2017.
To be clear, EA’s FY 2017 encompasses 2016, so it could appear anytime within next year. EA also confirmed that the next Battlefield is planned for release in FY2017, joining Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Unravel, and Plants Versus Zombies Garden Warfare 2.
Not planned for the following year is a new Star Wars game. EA made it clear that they do not plan to make annual releases of their use of the license. It should be interesting to see how closely they keep to this word, considering Disney themselves are planning to annualize the Star Wars movies.
Speaking of Star Wars, EA COO Peter Moore was compelled to respond to the Gamestop COO’s statement regarding sales of the recently released Star Wars Battlefront. Peter basically confirms they’re sticking with projected sales of 13 million units for the game.
EA also revealed digital downloads is below 20 % for their console games, and they project a 52 to 53 million install base between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
You can read Peter’s full statement regarding Star Wars Battlefront below, but do you agree that they can hit 13 million units with it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
… is referring to a comment made by the COO of Gamestop, Tony Bartel as part of their earnings call on Monday morning regarding early take on Star Wars Battlefront, which is obviously a temple title for us in this quarter and for the fiscal year and in fact beyond. The comments were interesting and little bit of a surprise to us particularly as the CFO in the call then started to correct the COO as the call went on. So from our perspective I’m here to reaffirm our guidance of 13 million units sold in for the fiscal year. There is no weakness that is perceptible yet in the title and I want everybody understand that based on where we think this title is and based on the marketing beats ahead of us in particular the movie launch over the next two weeks we feel very comfortable we’re going to hit the guidance that we’ve given analysts, investors and Wall Street alike.