EA: The PC is “rapidly becoming the largest gaming platform in the world”

By Patrick Garratt
6 May 2009 06:58 GMT


EA CFO Eric Brown said in the publisher’s Q4 earnings call last night that PC is to become the dominant hardware in gaming.

He said digital game distribution nearly doubled in revenue year-over-year to $80 million, while CEO John Riccitiello said digital revenue in total had risen to $400 in the last fiscal year.

“This is a big year for us,” said Brown. “The online part of our business is growing as much as 60 percent year over year.”

“In terms of distribution, the way we look at a lot what’s happening in the future is, we’ve got probably a billion PCs out there in the world,” he continued. “Very rapidly the PC is becoming the largest gaming platform in the world, just not in a packaged-good product.”

EA reported a $1 billion loss for fiscal 2009 yesterday. Thanks, Shacknews.

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