EA prez admits to “unclear” future for music peripherals

By Stephany Nunneley
27 August 2009 16:24 GMT


EA president Frank Gibeau has told GI.biz that the future of music peripherals is a bit “unclear” thank to recent weak sales of Rock Band.

However, he does feel that the stand alone discs sales are still positive, and will bring about a nice finish to the year.

“Plastic’s way down, so a lot of the music category stuff is not as robust as it’s been, and it’s unclear whether a lot of this peripheral activity that’s happening is going to stick,” he told the site during GamesCom. “125, 115, 99 dollar price points for these things – it appears to have gone soft right now in the market place.

“But for standalone software titles that are high quality, from us? I feel good about it. I look at our first half, our Q2, I feel good about our company, our line-up. We’re not as exposed to some of those other issues – year-on-year our Q4 is going to be very dramatic in terms of the titles released.”

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