Smaller loss than last year, but huge drop in Wii software sales.
Electronic Arts has posted a net loss of $201 million for the three months ending September 30, the second fiscal quarter. This is a better result than expected, with the same period in 2009 recording losses of $391 million.
Wii software sales dropped dramatically, with 82 percent fewer sales compared to the same period in 2009. Wii games accounted for only six percent of EA's total output. Nintendo DS game sales were one percent.
EA's leading platforms are PS3 and Xbox 360, with game sales coming to 34 and 30 percent of the total, respectively. This gives them the claim of number one publisher for HD consoles. The majority of remaining revenue is from digital sales, also at 30 percent.