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UPDATE: More news has come out about EA's last financial quarter, including the fact that Madden NFL 11, FIFA 11, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 all sold over five million units (see below for more). More interestingly, perhaps, is the fact that EA is touting 39 percent year-over-year growth in its digital sales to $211 million for the quarter thanks to DLC from games like FIFA 11 and Bad Company 2.
Earlier this year, EA CEO John Riccitiello believed that digital revenues will surpass those from retail thanks to DLC and other initiatives.
ORIGINAL STORY: In 2010, Electronic Arts brought back two properties that were once the kings of the mountain: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Medal of Honor. While the former was critically liked, the latter didn't fare so well. EA, however, says that both series were commercially successful.
In a conference call for Electronic Arts' fiscal year 2011 quarter 3 earnings report, GamePro is reporting that EA said both games sold over five million copies. Details are scarce, but we're assuming that EA is referring to each selling five million, and that's worldwide sales. Those aren't Grand Theft Auto numbers, by any means, but they also aren't bad, either.
There are already strong rumors that EA and developer Danger Close are working on a sequel to Medal of Honor due to job listings at the studio, and EA is also committed to the Need for Speed series and Hot Pursuit developer Criterion for the long haul.
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I didn't even need to play MoH to see that it was bad...but I congratulate EA on its multi-million sales. I still have a lot for respect for them, even if their games have been kind of crappy lately.
I've pre pruchased MOH, and is no doubt the best graphics I've seen in a game. This the best news I heard all year, let alone it's only 1st of the second month lol
Very happy for Hot Pursuit. I love Criterion and HP is the best NFS game since the original Hot Pursuit. I just hope they go back to Burnout or make something new next.
medal of honor was so amazing it didnt get the attetion it disevered
I am not a fan of NFS so I'm just hoping Criterion will be working on a new Burnout 3-like game.
Burnout 3 has been my favorite racing game for the past 2 console generations.
I actually really enjoyed Medal of Honor, and spend a lot of time playing it online still. I got burned out of CoD, so MoH was a nice change.
Well I hope they learned from mistakes, I'm looking forward to MoH2.
I don't care if Danger Close is working on a new Medal of Honor, it better be friggin good if they want to grab my attention.
Well I thought MoH was alright. Multiplayer was ok, not great but fun, and the single player was, well, not great but fun.
Hot Pursuit is awesome from what I've played, still need to get my hands on it.
sadly i was disappointed with both of these games, NFS was too repetitive, and became annoying too fast, and MoH....well....lets just say it's not the game it used to be...
I need to pick up NFS asap.
I've never been crazy about the NFS series, but I'll buy anything with Criterions name on it, and the demo was fantastic.
Good to hear. Looking forward to another Hot Pursuit, great racing game.
Maybe my eyesight is bad or something but I really didnt find that MOH had very good graphics at all, and yet there are tons of people who say they are amazing.
I really liked Medal of Honor's campaign, so this is good news.
I really enjoyed the Medal of Honor campaign, hopefully this next installment will have some of the things that made the campaign enjoyable implemented into the multiplayer.