EA Talks Next-Gen


In a conference call with analysts (or whatever), EA revealed a few interesting pieces of information.

Jenson then specifically cited the Xbox 360 launch, although commenting that “it’s gone extremely well: in North America and Europe”, he indicated that he and his colleagues “don’t see [the Xbox 360] getting to the installed base numbers we expected.” So even though it’s going extremely well, at the same time it’s not going as well as expected. Hmmm…..

he mentioned the consumer belief that the PlayStation 3 may be launching in Spring 2006, noting that it’s “causing some people to stay on the sidelines”, even though EA believes that a second-half 2006 launch is much more likely for the console in America. Well, I don’t know what consumers he’s talking to, but I mostly hear that people think it’ll launch in Japan in the spring and fall in North America. And then people hope they’re wrong. :)

Gamasutra – EA Reduces Forecast, Talks Xbox 360, PS3 Issues


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  1. #1 by Hiro on December 21st, 2005

    Maybe because of console shortages? Obviously if there is shortages they can’t make the expected install base for launch?

  2. #2 by Henning on December 21st, 2005 [ 0 Points ]

    For sure. But how can you say you’re pleased with how it’s going when it’s not going as well as you were expecting?

  3. #3 by Hiro on December 21st, 2005

    I guess, maybe, based on the amount of stock made available, its gone as good as physically possible but not as good as expected because the number of units wasn’t as high as expected.

  4. #4 by Black Guy on December 21st, 2005

    EA released 25 sequels in 2005 and only 1 original game. Then they have the audicity to charge $10 more for the “premium” version Xbox 360 games. What garbage. They expect me to pay $10 more for a game then they need to offer more than the current Xbox 1 version of the game in a higher resolution – and in some cases – less content. They’r like the borg of the game industry stifling innovation and creativity with their endless followups and the assimilation of the other great developers.

    I could care less about EA. They don’t contribute much anyway.

  5. #5 by Henning on December 21st, 2005 [ 0 Points ]

    I had a lot of fun playing their last two Burnout games.

  6. #6 by Hiro on December 21st, 2005

    Burnout is great, and i can’t wait for Burnout Revenge on the Xbox 360 (no it isn’t just a port) and i love playing Madden… while i understand you concern over the number of sequels they are pumping out, some of there titles are pretty decent.


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