EA says "1 of every 3 PS4 games sold is an EA game"

Electronic Arts provides one-fifth of the titles available for PS4, and leads in sales.

Peter Moore, the current chief operating officer of Electronic Arts, wrote over Twitter today that "1 of every 3 PS4 games sold is an EA game."

Of the 25 games currently available for PS4, five are from EA, including Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, NBA Live 14, and Need for Speed: Rivals.

Despite the apparent popularity of EA's lineup, users have recently criticized the online performance of many EA titles. While some problems are clearly outside the company's power to control, like the recent DDoS attack on Battlefield 4, it's unclear who is at fault for the other issues. A quickly deleted post on the Electronic Arts help site attributed the stability problems to Sony's firmware, but the post was later deleted with the statement that it was made in error.

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stoprunning
stoprunning

There aren't many games out. I bought FIFA. NBA Live is something that I can't believe was released for the PS4. It's amazing how bad it is.


I really hope 2k does NFL, FIFA, and the rest in the future. I really would never buy another EA Sports game.

AllHailTheSith
AllHailTheSith

You know what?  When I flip a coin... half the time it lands on tails... What are the odds?  Where is my news story.  There is 1 shelf of games out for it... Half of them are EA games.  So if it's only 1 out of 3 games, it's completely obvious EA sucks.

Advice for EA: Don't piss in my ear and tell me it's raining...

MarchingOrd3rZ
MarchingOrd3rZ

With only so many PS4 games out at the moment, this really isn't impressive. 

derek_robinson
derek_robinson

EA, fire your employees. Your programmers are shit. 2k and MLB the show creators are not only programmers but they also have a passion in sports.  Don't just hire athletes and say EA Sports before the loading screen.


wizzzer_thy_133
wizzzer_thy_133

EA games is like the sorry ass beta dude at the bar who believes himself to be the ultimate alpha badass that actually keeps getting rejected by girls. and toward the end he is always like "she like's me! DUUUUDE!"

NO EA! nobody likes you, and btw, GO HOME YOUR'E DRUNK!

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

I know ea aren't exactly the brightest light in the gaming industry. But you have got to hand it to them, they have been going for ever since I can remember. you are all eventually going to buy an ea game, or have purchased one in the past. they clearly know their market and know it well, its just a shame they take advantage of us so much or they may do even better business for themselves. but I will not let the fact battlefield, battlefront, fifa and so on effect my decision that they are still some of the best game titles available and I do not care how evil the people are who get the money, because in the end they get what they want and I get what I want. I will continue to buy ea games, not because I want to support ea but because lets face it they have brilliant games.

DaWarthog
DaWarthog

Not my PS3 games bitch. And that's because you assholes don't allow anyone else to put games out.

nero2142
nero2142

Anddd EA had to show again how ppl love their crap...

After reading all the news on GameSpot with ''EA " in the title i got an headache...

stjimmy222
stjimmy222

Well...the more shit you throw at a wall, the more that sticks.

FinesseGod
FinesseGod

So when is 2k gonna start making NFL games so EA can leave for good?

FinesseGod
FinesseGod

Majority is just battlefied... And FIFA. Nobody plays dat otha shyt.

19James89
19James89

That's an impressive way of twisting statistics. The fact remains that Battlefield 4 just cannot compete with Call of Duty at this precise moment in time. Gamers in their droves went out and bought Ghosts, over 700,000 of them, while around 350,000 went and bought BF4. 

FIFA hasn't taken off, neither has NFS:Rivals and the less said about Madden the better.

GuillermoX
GuillermoX

Fans say: "quit tooting your own horn EA, we still hate you"

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Well, when many early adopters of next-gen consoles are dude bros that think CoD and sports are the greatest games ever, this comes as no surprise.

sgt_hunter
sgt_hunter

going for 3 years in a row as the worst company in the known universe? 

Garm31
Garm31

Of coarse 1 in 3 PS4 games sold are EA games. When they flood the market with garbage, it's hard to see the hidden gems lying underneath. But there are no gems this launch, so don't bother looking. EA are a cancer on the industry, quantity not quality. They are the exact opposite of Valve.

Pupchu
Pupchu

Oh, Peter Moore... OOOOH, Peter Moore...

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

No fuck maybe that;s slightly related to the fact that the only games available are EA games. Five of the launch titles are EA games, the rest are indie or CoD or Ubisoft or Netherrealm or just no one cares.

chyng85
chyng85

I don't play sport game, I rather play the real sport game. 

sortajan
sortajan

EA: "excuse me while we jerk our selves off in public"

Garnog
Garnog

Another way to look at it; 2 out of 3 games are NOT EA. Spin that one, Doc.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

Hopefully no one wasted their money on NBA Live.  That game is garbage. 

cboye18
cboye18

huh there are 2 NBA games? I guess I know which one is the EA games

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

Well that's what happens when theres only a few games available

carolino
carolino

3 out of 3 ea games are shi##t

don_honas
don_honas

Trying to appeal to the shareholders are we? Seriously how stupid can the shareholders be if they buy that kind of crap? (EA is listed is it not? otherwise ignore the last comment)

lucaslla
lucaslla

uhrg... Sports games probably... I really don't care about them.

Triton
Triton

Yep, because its real hard to port over 3 sports games that were already done for the current systems.

divinejester
divinejester

There are like five games out for the ps4 and around a 1/3 are EA. If anything their sales should be higher than one in 3. 

I mean as far as I know you have a couple of ubisoft games, couple of ea games, knack and killzone.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

For those that have not purchased BF4 yet. DON"T yet.  As far as I am concerned its still in Damn Beta. Played last night for about 1hr and was only able to finish one game because it kept crashing. Awesome game when it works.  But it still needs a lot of work.

Vylsith
Vylsith

@stjimmy222 Of course, because EA has never released a good game.  I understand you don't like their DRM, but EA has some good games.  Not all of their games are good, but they have some good games.  I buy EA way more often than I buy Activision.  The only thing I buy from Activision anymore are Blizzard games.  The rest are pretty much crap.  Of course, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Take Two are all way better than both of them, but anyway.  Personal taste is personal taste.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@FinesseGod I would not sum up ea with battlefield and fifa, they have plenty of good gaming franchises under their belt.

Daian
Daian

@FinesseGod Actually the recent NFS is pretty good. NBA Live is an atrocity though.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@19James89 what is more busy, a mcdonalds or a regular burger place?

mcdonalds

what is better for you?

the regular burger place most likely


but everyone still goes to mcdonalds, because everyone loves crap :). I don't though, coz im not an idiot.

19James89
19James89

@KamuiFei Given how PS fanboys talk about Sony's first party games being great, it's surprising to see Killzone and Knack not selling particularly well. Clearly those people don't believe in what they are saying, because the sales figures paints a different story.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@chyng85 I used to be the same. but you should try fifa's career mode. it is actually very addictive the whole management side of it and making your team better and so on.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@don_honas Yeah they are, but honestly I bet most the large shareholders know bugger all about games and just want the money to keep rolling in.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@spartanx169x It is. It  truly is. If you think it's bad on PS4 or PS3, try playing it on PC where it was meant to be played - it's fucking atrocious. Same shit hit detect from BF3, absurd lag issues, and what's even better, there are massive server issues so EA has locked the tickets at 100% to maintain a controlled test environment.

Game is not fun at all with 100% tickets on any game mode.

Although, it has improved since last patch - I played about 5 hours yesterday and my game crashed once, only had one server crash.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@19James89 sony have not even begun their attack on microsoft yet. microsoft may have won the launch games battle, but they have not and will not win the war. just wait, 2 years from now people will be regretting their x1 purchases.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@19James89 You're assuming that every PS4 sold so far has been bought by a Sony fanboy. Killzone is a relative niche in the fps market and will always be overshadowed by Battlefield and Call of Duty. Knack on the other-hand should just be kicked in the knackers. 

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@Grenadeh I hate to brake it to you but there is nothing wrong with the hit detection, it is your aiming that is the problem. you have to compensate not only for their horizontal movements but also for vertical bullet drop. so in order to hit someone in the head who is running to the right, you have to aim a bit to the upper right of them so the aimers is actually not aiming at them but rather in front of them and above them so the bullet catches them when they run into it. pretty much everyone who hates battlefield all assume the controls are bad, but its actually just realistic and people don't understand how to aim properly after playing cod too much.