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Mobile gaming expands the console business, brings more people into the fold, says EA

Wednesday, 12th February 2014 14:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Mobile gaming helps expand the console business, EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen believes.

ea dungeon keeprSpeaking this week at the 2014 Stifel Technology, Internet & Media Conference via Gamespot, Jorgensen said he doesn’t see mobile cannibalizing the console business.

“It’s bringing new people into the gaming business, but I don’t see a day when it takes over the console experience,” he said. “I think it will expand the console experience.”

The reason, according to Jorgensen, is that you can’t get experiences like Battlefield 4 on mobile.

“You just can’t. Mobile is a much more quick, short burst of gameplay.”

During last year’s conference, Jorgensen said EA planned to support PS3 and Xbox 360 through 2017.

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1 Comments

  1. naffgeek

    I wonder if the kids playing Dungeon Keeper for the first time will realise what a wretched business model it is or they just accept that kind of stuff.

    I know all the older games (who can remember the original) are up in arms about it but I really do worry that EA don’t care about those because there are millions of players that think that is the way playing games is now.

    Personally I hope the majority snub EA’s mobile stuff so they change their ways, I know I haven’t bought an EA game since they ruined Dead Space.

    #1 8 months ago

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