Electronic Arts’ biggest games seller is now Apple

“Electronic Arts’ big push into mobile has paid off according to its recent financial results, with Apple revealed as its biggest games retailer,” Marc Chacksfield reports for TechRadar. “EA has embraced mobile in recent years, converting its flagship titles for mobile and also buying up Plants vs Zombies creator PopCap for $650m.”

“Its cosy relationship with Apple was highlighted back in September when Real Racing 3 was used on stage at Apple’s press conference to show off the iPhone 5’s gaming skills,” Chacksfield reports. “It seems that it was The Simpsons: Tapped Out that managed to bring in most of the money, however, with EA COO Peter Moore revealing in the earnings call that it had its highest revenue quarter since release and that the App Store was a big cash generator for the company. ‘Our quarter was notable for the high percentage of revenue attributable to digital games and services,’ explained Moore. ‘To that end, Apple was EA’s biggest retail partner measured by sales. And that is a first.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


      1. You assume because BLN speaks his mind that he should be on meds? It’s refreshing that he’s passionate about things. Most people who are on meds to control their moods shouldn’t be on meds. We’ve become a comatose, zombie society with all the meds we pump into our kids and ourselves just because we don’t want to have to do the work to deal with reality.

    1. omg you really believe Apple needs a console?

      You’re crying over the loser consoles like Dreamcast and Xbox and praying Apple delivers you a console?

      You my friend are crazier than BLN or me, for that matter.

      Apple will never deliver a game console, to vindicate your miserable choices in gaming platforms.

      1. After re-reading your comment, I can’t decide whether you want the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, or EA to get into the hardware business.

        I thought you meant Apple and obviously re-reading BLN’s comment and then yours once more, I don’t know who you’re talking about.

        My sense is, it’s the Four Horsemen.

  1. Apple has much better “console” experience than any Microsoft or Sony computer can deliver.

    PC, XBox, and PS3 and their respective gaming centers are swamped with “cheaters” who spoil the experience with their “unlimited” lives & bullets.

    No one likes to lose to a cheater and I think there are more cheaters on the consoles and PCs then there are on iOS, that’s all. The playing experience seems better balanced when you’re matched up with gamers with similar skills.

      1. Bullshit Flag

        BF3’s own DICE platform promoted a hacker to Moderator status.

        Cheating is everywhere! BF3 is a BFD MacNut and you’re going to pull that ‘stupid Joey’ “Wait what?” routine?


        Hacking is an instant ban on any platform? Guess again, Joey. You’re a MacNut and as far as I know mac fanatics don’t know shit about gaming, especially PC gaming.

        Gaming on Macintosh has long been a joke, so I ask you MacNut, what the fuck does a MacNut know about cheating on anything but a Mac?

        Please don’t tell us you’re talking about Steam either.

  2. In other news, I voted for iBooks as the most promising feature of Mavericks and it would seem I’m in good company. The iBooks choice hung around the bottom for quite awhile and then suddenly shot to the top.

    Those of us who read apparently do more of it than any other OS X activity.

    Even Other, one of the choices, lost out to everything but Calendar & Notifications, features I’ll bet are seldom used by Mac users. Either that, or Mac users are masterful at keeping track of time and Mavericks is a real disappointment.

    Multiple displays came in a distant second, followed by compressed memory. WTF Mac users, I would have thought those two would have fallen under the Other category?

    Macs have always supported multiple displays but now Mavericks finally delivers a more contiguous desktop as well as the time-saving features of Mission Control, and it got 487 votes?

    You know why? The voters (twenty-somethings and switchers) didn’t think Mac could support more than one monitor and they now believe this is a positive step in the right direction.

    As for the compression bullshit, your typical Mac user isn’t even aware of any RAM issues affecting the Mac, other than they never seem to have enough. OS X has always needed work in this area, which is just sloppy housekeeping on Apple’s part.

    I am so looking forward to Mavericks. I dumbed down to Lion because ML was too fussy. Mavericks ran flawlessly on my six-year-old iMac 2.8 Extreme, the cut-off of Intel-based iMacs capable of running ML.

    I can say without equivocation, if you have an iMac Core2duo 2.8 Extreme (iMac7,1), it will run Mavericks much more efficiently than Mountain Lion. I need a new Macintosh.

  3. wow. just wow. The way comments written by those whose names are in Black disappear makes all my comments look like one-sided conversations.

    Touché Steve Jack. I guess I have to wipe the vitriol from my comments and spank you, huh?

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