EA is extremely bullish on next-gen gaming based on what the publisher has heard from Microsoft, Sony and retailers
On its earnings call today, the first one led by Andrew Wilson as new EA CEO, EA fielded numerous questions about the impending launches of the next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The takeaway was clearly that EA is excited and incredibly bullish on the new platforms, not just for itself but for the industry as a whole.
EA COO Peter Moore noted that based on what he’s heard from Microsoft and Sony, production has been much smoother and there should be around 10 million units combined on shelves by the end of EA’s fiscal year next March. “I can squint and see 10 million units combined… easily,” he commented, adding that Microsoft and Sony are “about to engage in a level of spend that is unprecedented in this industry.”