The Simpsons: Tapped Out revenue passes $100 million
Life-to-date digital net revenue reaches new milestone since launch in August 2012; EA posts $105 million profit for quarter ended September 30.
The Simpsons: Tapped Out has now generated over $100 million in life-to-date digital net revenue, publisher Electronic Arts announced today. The game was released in August 2012 and has been in the top 20 iPhone grossing games in the United States for all but 12 days since launch, EA said.
The news came as part of EA's latest earnings report for the quarter ended September 30. Overall, EA posted a profit of $105 million on $1.04 billion in revenue.
"EA's strong second quarter was driven by great title launches, continued digital growth, and financial discipline," new CEO Andrew Wilson said in a statement.
"While we have made good progress in the first half of the year, we remain focused on executing our FY14 plan and delivering a full slate of amazing games and services to players on current and next-generation consoles, mobile, and PC," he added.
Also in the report, it was confirmed that EA had to pay around $40 million in college football settlement expenses related to the settlement between EA and a group of former athletes.
Looking ahead, EA said it expects net revenue for the holiday quarter ending December 31 to be $1.65 billion.
EA also disclosed a number of operating highlights and metrics. On a year-to-date basis, the NCAA Football Ultimate Team, Madden NFL Ultimate Team, NHL Hockey Ultimate Team, and FIFA Ultimate Team each grew year-over-year, the company said.
Overall, FIFA Soccer digital net revenue was $145 million in the first half of the fiscal year, representing an increase of 25 percent year-over-year, the company said.
EA's mobile and handheld digital net revenue for the quarter was $105 million, up 19 percent compared to last year. The company also reiterated that Plants vs. Zombies 2 has been downloaded more than 25 million times on iOS since launch in August.
The game hit Android platforms last week.
EA's other major mobile game, Real Racing 3, has been downloaded over 70 million times and sees an average of 18 million monthly users.
EA will hold an earnings call discussing the results and answering questions beginning today at 2 p.m. PDT. Check back later for more.
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