EA Made More Money Via App Store Than Any Other Distributor Last Quarter

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Peter Moore, the COO of Electronic Arts (EA) has revealed in a post-earnings financial call that Apple was its “biggest retailer partner measured by sales” for the quarter ended June 30 (via Gamespot). While the COO did not provide any specific numbers, he said that the company made more money through Apple’s App Store than any other retail distributor, including its own Origin digital-download service.

EA also pointed out its well-performing mobile games that include The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Real Racing 3, and The Sims Freeplay. The Simpsons: Tapped Out had its biggest quarter ever. It launched in August, but it made more money in the three-month period ending June 30 than in any other quarter. Real Racing 3 also continues to generate revenue for the publisher. The racing game reached 45 million downloads and averages around 2 million daily active users.

“Our quarter was notable for the high percentage of revenue attributable to digital games and services,” Moore said. “To that end, Apple was EA’s biggest retail partner measured by sales. And that is a first.”

Electronic Arts reported a total of $90 million revenue on smartphones and tablets, but it didn’t define how much of that came from iOS and how much came from Android.

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