EA: Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 did not meet expectations

Publisher says big-budget shooters "came in below our forecast" despite topping charts during release month.

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Big-budget shooters Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 did not meet Electronic Arts' sales expectations, despite topping sales charts, the company revealed today in a post-earnings financial call.

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EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said sales of these titles "came in below our forecast." Specific sales figures for the games were not divulged.

Dead Space 3 sold 605,000 units and was the top-selling title in the United States during its February launch month, according to NPD data.

Crysis 3 was also released in February and was the month's third best-selling game in the US, moving 205,000 copies, according to the research group.

Crytek founder Cevat Yerli previously said that Crysis 3 is "so far, our masterpiece."

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