Yesterday we reported quarterly revenue for EA; today we’re reporting software sales. Sales were driven across the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC by Madden NFL 06, NCAA Football 06, Burnout Revenge, FIFA 06, NBA Live 06 and The Sims 2 Nightlife, each reaching platinum status (over one million copies sold) in the second quarter. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06, NHL 06 and NASCAR 06: Total Team Control, each sold over five hundred thousand copies.
A few highlights of the quarter stood out. FIFA 06 sales at retail are up over 30 percent year-over-year in the first four weeks since launch. The NBA Live franchise has generated over one billion dollars in life-to-date revenue. EA has 26 percent revenue share on the PlayStation Portable system in North America since launch and 16 percent revenue share in Europe, as well as two of the top-ten titles in Europe for September.