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Subs down 25%

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Sabilok's Avatar

05.07.2012 , 02:11 PM | #1
EA just released their earnings and Star Wars subs are down 25% for the quarter. This can't be a good thing. Can we get server mergers ASAP?

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05.07.2012 , 02:12 PM | #2
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05.07.2012 , 02:13 PM | #3
And this is after they launched in 38 new countries.


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05.07.2012 , 02:13 PM | #4

Cerion's Avatar

05.07.2012 , 02:13 PM | #5
2 pm pst
Good will always triumph because Evil is lazy.

Sabilok's Avatar

05.07.2012 , 02:14 PM | #6
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05.07.2012 , 02:14 PM | #7
What is your source? Can you provide a link when you post something like this?
What if he doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me.

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05.07.2012 , 02:15 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Cmdluke View Post

1.3 million subscribers.

From the Press Release

All-Time High Non-GAAP Net Revenue of $4.2 Billion in Fiscal 12
Annual Digital Non-GAAP Revenue – Up 47% to $1.2 Billion
Digital Revenue Driving Margin Expansion
Mass Effect 3 Sales Exceed $200 Million at Retail
FIFA 12 Non-GAAP Digital Revenue Tops $100 Million
REDWOOD CITY, CA – May 7, 2012 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced
preliminary financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.
“We are proud to report a strong quarter and a fiscal year highlighted with $1.2 billion of digital
revenue,” said Chief Executive Officer John Riccitiello. “In the coming year, we break away from
the pack, with a very different profile than the traditional game companies and capabilities that
none of our new digital competitors can match.”
“Digital growth drove our margins in fiscal 12 and we project this trend will continue in fiscal 13,”
said Interim Chief Financial Officer Ken Barker. “We saw more than 20 percent non-GAAP
diluted EPS growth in fiscal 12, and are guiding to more than 30 percent growth in fiscal 13
based on the midpoint of our guidance.”
Selected Operating Highlights and Metrics:
*On a non-GAAP basis
 Strong results driven by the successful launches of Mass Effect™ 3, FIFA Street 4,
SSX™ and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning™.
 FIFA 12 established the best year in franchise history - with downloads and microtransactions totaling $108 million*. FIFA Ultimate Team – a pure digital companion to
recent FIFA titles was the second best-selling EA offering in the UK in fiscal 12.
 Battlefield 3™ had a record year, establishing itself as one of EA’s premier game
services and in the process successfully took share in the growing First-Person-Shooter
 Battlefield 3 players are still deeply engaged – 6.3 million MAUs in March. New content
downloads available in May and June.
 Q4 full-game downloads were up 76 percent* year-over-year, contributing $60 million* in
the quarter, driven in part by Mass Effect 3 and STAR WARS®: The Old Republic™.
STAR WARS®: The Old Republic™ active subscribers are 1.3 million. Two new content
packs – Legacy and Allies, available in Q1.

 EA’s Play4Free brands are generating an average of nearly $2 million* per week.
Several more EA brands will be introduced in the Play4Free portal in fiscal 13.
 EA shattered its goal for digital revenue growth – generating more than $1.2 billion* in
fiscal 12 for a 47 percent year-over-year growth, and driving operating margin to 10%.
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05.07.2012 , 02:15 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Master-Nala View Post

1.3 million subscribers.
Dead my ***.

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05.07.2012 , 02:17 PM | #10
Well, that was early release of info...

I was predicting 1.5 million...not far off.
Good will always triumph because Evil is lazy.