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Electronic Arts (EA) is the second largest publisher in the world, owning studios around the world and properties that have sold millions. It is only behind Activision-Blizzard. The company was founded in 1982 and with many early success. They launched their rise in the 1990s with sports properties such as Madden and FIFA and publishing The Sims series. Through the 2000s, they became known for their aggressive acquisitions. Now, EA is one of the largest brands with exclusive licenses with the NFL, Star Wars and the UFC.

Sales Edit

Franchises Edit

Best selling titles Edit

  • FIFA 18 - 24 million - September 2018[9]
  • Battlefield 1 - 21 million (players) - July 2017[10]
  • The Sims - 16 million - Feb 2005[11]
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted - 16 million - Oct 2009[12]
  • Battlefield 3 - 15 million - June 2012[13]
  • Star Wars: Battlefront - 14 million - May 2016[14]
  • The Sims 2 - 13 million - Mar 2012[15]
  • Battlefield 2 - 11 million - Jan 2011[1]
  • Titanfall - 10 million (players) - October 2015[16]
  • FIFA 10 - 9.7 million - Feb 2010[17]
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - 8 Million - Dec 2019[18]
  • FIFA 11 - 8 million - Nov 2010[8]
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II - 7 million - Jan 2018 [19]
  • Battlefield 4 - 7 million (players) - May 2014[20]
  • Mass Effect 3 - 6 million - Jan 2017[21]
  • SimCity 3000 - 5 million - Nov 2007[5]
  • Dead Space 2 - 4 million - Oct 2017 [22]
  • Need for Speed: Carbon - 3.2 million (US sales)[12]
  • Dragon Age: Origin - 3.2 million[17]
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (Console versions) - 2.9 million[17]
  • Need for Speed: ProStreet - 2.4 million (US sales)[12]
  • Dead Space - 2 million - Aug 2010[23]

Financial Reports Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 50 million series sales, Battlefield 2 sales http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/15536754/battlefield-3-sets-sales-record-for-electronic-arts
  2. http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=799755
  3. http://www.ign.com/articles/2010/10/11/the-best-selling-medal-of-honor-games
  4. http://www.museumofplay.org/press/releases/2016/05/2688-2016-world-video-game-hall-fame-inductees-announced
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20110710163320/http://news.ea.com/portal/site/ea/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&ndmConfigId=1013897&newsId=20071113005513&newsLang=en
  6. May 2016 https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/07/05/what-ea-must-do-to-make-mass-effect-4-a-blockbuste.aspx Note: Unclear where the sales numbers are sourced
  7. http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/05/technology/innovation/madden-25/index.html
  8. 8.0 8.1 https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101104006782/en
  9. https://gamingbolt.com/fifa-18-sales-cross-24-million-units-worldwide
  10. http://comicbook.com/gaming/2017/07/27/ea-reports-big-sales-numbers-for-2017-led-by-battlefield-1/
  11. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20050207005389/en/Sims-Franchise-Celebrates-Anniversary-Continues-Break-Records
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 http://news.softpedia.com/news/100-million-Need-for-Speed-Games-Have-Been-Sold-to-This-Day-125015.shtml
  13. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-06-29-ea-looking-to-bring-battlefield-premium-type-service-to-more-properties
  14. https://venturebeat.com/2016/05/10/star-wars-battlefront-has-sold-over-14-million-copies/
  15. http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/587-best-selling-game-list.html
  16. https://twitter.com/VinceZampella/status/650096789979205632
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 http://www.ign.com/articles/2010/02/09/left-4-dead-2-dragon-age-sales-hit-3-million-each
  18. https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/357463/Jedi_Fallen_Order_sells_almost_8_million_copies_to_beat_EA_expectations.php
  19. https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-31-star-wars-battlefront-2-disappoints-with-over-7-million-sold
  20. http://www.bfcentral.net/bf4/2014/05/battlefield-4-sells-7-million-2-still-playing/
  21. http://www.itechpost.com/articles/80302/20170203/mass-effect-andromeda-sales-expected-hit-3-million-copies-first.htm
  22. https://www.vg247.com/2017/10/18/dead-space-2-cost-60-million-to-make-4-million-sales-werent-enough/
  23. https://seekingalpha.com/article/218456-electronic-arts-f1q11-earnings-call-transcript
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