Electronic Arts has announced preliminary financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019. According to the publisher, Apex Legends, EA Sports’s games and The Sims were able to provide a strong start to FY20.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson said:
“We had a strong start to FY20, bringing rich new experiences to our growing communities for Apex Legends, EA SPORTS, The Sims and more. From great new games to live services with longevity, subscriptions on more platforms and competitive gaming for more franchises, we’re pushing to lead with innovation, quality and choice for our players.”
EA COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen added:
“We delivered operating results significantly above our expectations, driven by broad strength across our core franchises. This quarter shows how the power of our portfolio strategy, combined with live services, delivers strong results. We believe we have the right ingredients in place to deliver fun for our players and success for our business.”
During the quarter, FIFA Ultimate Team had more than three million players logging in daily during the Team of the Season in-game event. Furthermore, The Sims 4 expansion packs and game pack downloads increased 55% year-over-year.
Last but not least, at quarter end, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes had nearly 80 million players life-to-date.