EA has revealed some fascinating stats concerning the share digital video games at the moment have out there, each for itself and the remainder of the business.
As is custom, EA opened the ground for questions from buyers following yesterday’s Q2 2017 financial report. The reply to 1 specific query might have simply given us the closest factor to a tough stat on simply how huge the digital market is in comparison with retail.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen stated that the corporate ended fiscal yr 2016 with digital amounting to round 24 % of all recreation gross sales. That’s only for PS4 and Xbox One, and Jorgensen added that together with PC on this would convey the quantity as much as 75 or 80 %.
“We think the industry is going to probably [be], by calendar year end, around 30 percent. And our internal estimates are around 29 percent for ourselves,” stated the CFO, earlier than explaining that the one % lag is because of FIFA’s recognition in areas the place good bandwidth and bank card availability are usually not nice, which hurts digital gross sales.
Also through the name, EA talked slightly bit about the decision to offer free DLC for Titanfall 2 as an alternative of the standard season cross mannequin.