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FIFA 17 And Battlefield 1 Are EA’s Biggest Sellers Of 2016

by Ben Reeves on Jan 31, 2017 at 09:40 AM

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For the first time in its history, Electronic Arts generated over $1 billion in operating cash flow in a single quarter. This is largely due to the strong performance of Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17.

Here are a few worthwhile stats to recap EA's year.

  • Digital net sales* of $2.861 billion for the trailing 12-month period represents 60 percent of total net sales, up 18% year-over-year.
  • FIFA 17 was the best-selling console title in the world in 2016.
  • Battlefield 1 had the biggest Battlefield launch ever and has a player base more than 50 percent larger than that of Battlefield 4 in its comparable launch quarter.
  • To date, more than 10 million fans have played The Journey, the new single-player mode in FIFA 17.
  • In Q3, average gameplay time per player in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes reached a new high of 155 minutes per day.

* Net sales is defined as the net amount of products and services sold digitally or sold-in physically in the period.


Our Take
EA is in really good shape, and with new Mass Effect, Madden, FIFA, and Star Wars games on the horizon, 2017 could be equally as good.