UPDATE: EA's Multiple Million Sellers
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.