Why don't EA make an console?

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#1 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
EA are great devs no matter what you say. Deep down you know it's true and even though you cuss them and call the devils you still buy there's games. So why don't ea make a console they would have loads of exclusives FIFA, Maddan, NBA, BF, MOH, ME etc There target aducineces is everyone so everyone would buy there console. Do you think ea will join the next gen? P.S inb4 I get called a troll.
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#2 Posted by Bebi_vegeta (13558 posts) -

EA are great devs no matter what you say. Deep down you know it's true and even though you cuss them and call the devils you still buy there's games. So why don't ea make a console they would have loads of exclusives FIFA, Maddan, NBA, BF, MOH, ME etc There target aducineces is everyone so everyone would buy there console. Do you think ea will join the next gen? P.S inb4 I get called a troll.Fear-

What makes you think I would buy there games if it was exclusive... I would probably stop playing EA games and they would lose me as a custmer... I'm obviously not buying a EA box.

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#3 Posted by MonsieurX (36760 posts) -
They won't. Same games over and over only?
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#4 Posted by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -
Their business model is proliferation to the level of ubiquity. Making themselves exclusive to a console runs counter to that.
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#5 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"]They won't. Same games over and over only?

MS are already planning halo 7-9 so why not
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#6 Posted by MonsieurX (36760 posts) -
[QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"]They won't. Same games over and over only?

MS are already planning halo 7-9 so why not

Because the xbox actually has other games.
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#7 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
Because everybody hates EA and nobody would buy their console.
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#8 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

Why would they spend all that money to build a console when three other companies are already doing that?

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#9 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"]They won't. Same games over and over only?

MS are already planning halo 7-9 so why not

Because the xbox actually has other games.

Lol like? ea has more exclusive then Xbox
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#10 Posted by locopatho (23126 posts) -
Because they make more money selling games on every platform rather then just one.
Because everybody hates EA and nobody would buy their console.AmazonTreeBoa
No, EA are probably the most popular 3rd party dev.
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#11 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
Because everybody hates EA and nobody would buy their console.AmazonTreeBoa
No they don't, it's just cool to hate ea on the Internet
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#12 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

Their business model is proliferation to the level of ubiquity. Making themselves exclusive to a console runs counter to that. charizard1605

This...

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#13 Posted by PcGamingRig (7383 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="Fear-"] MS are already planning halo 7-9 so why notFear-
Because the xbox actually has other games.

Lol like? ea has more exclusive then Xbox

like... err.. um, GEARS OF WAR! YES! GEARS OF WAR! and err. um.. GEARS OF WAR! oh I have already said that one... Did I mention Halo? :P

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#14 Posted by KC_Hokie (16099 posts) -
After the financial failure of TOR they simply can't afford to make a console.
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#15 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -
Their business model is proliferation to the level of ubiquity. Making themselves exclusive to a console runs counter to that. charizard1605
This, and isn't EA also bleeding money as it is? I would think that tossing out the idea of building a new console would cause their investors to have a collective heart attack.
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#16 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

No, only larger companies should do that sort of thing, which nullifies the risk of bankruptcy. Apple/Google, now those are definitely suitable candidates, although Apple is something I'd stay away from lol.

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#17 Posted by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -
It would be a console I would never touch
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#18 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22283 posts) -

The closest would be the 3DO. Trip Hawkins was chairman of the board at EA. But, the 3DO was more like a private venture for him. The 3DO was a nice console at the time. But, it's launch price of $700 was laugh-worthy.

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#19 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

There are already to many console as it is. All we need is Sony and Microsoft.

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#20 Posted by PCgameruk (1785 posts) -

EA make billions a year from releasing multiplatform games. What do you think would happen if say FIFA which is on PS2, PS3, Wii, PC, 3DS, Vita, Xbox, ISO, android. Just releasing for one platform would cost EA millions if not billions.

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#21 Posted by iamrob7 (2138 posts) -

1 - EA are publishers, not developers. They buy studios that make great games and generally make them worse. That's one of the many reasons people dislike them.

2 - EA are a large company for a games publisher but compared to Microsoft they are microscopic. They don't have anything close to the means to compete with a company of that size hardware wise. Nevermind having zero experience in it.

3 - Console gaming is dying out, it will last another gen perhaps but nothing beyond that. There is no money in hardware sales really, it's all in the software, which EA are part of already. So what's the point?

That's why.

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#22 Posted by finalstar2007 (27911 posts) -

why dont everyone just a make console? how about that? even better.. lets have 20 consoles :| instead of 3

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#23 Posted by NirdBerd (2113 posts) -

If EA made a console:

  • Paid online service however with mandatory payment to make to play an individual game online.
  • No DVD drive, all digital content to avoid used game sales
  • GUI would be Origin *shudders*
  • DLC dispenser

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#24 Posted by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -

why dont everyone just a make console? how about that? even better.. lets have 20 consoles :| instead of 3

finalstar2007
back to the 70's
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#25 Posted by TopTierHustler (3894 posts) -

I don't think there's enough room in the market for a 4th competitor, I'm sure EA knows that.

Maybe if the market is widened next gen we could see Apple, EA or activisionBlizzard making a go at it.

I don't know who else is in a position to try though.

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#26 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -
Because people hate EA
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#27 Posted by GuNsbl4ziN (285 posts) -

I agree, they have extremely talented developers. Unfortunaly they are not utilizing their artistic potential.

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#28 Posted by TopTierHustler (3894 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"]They won't. Same games over and over only?MonsieurX
MS are already planning halo 7-9 so why not

Because the xbox actually has other games.

So does EA, they have alot of franchises. At least as Many as M$ or sony

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#29 Posted by GuNsbl4ziN (285 posts) -

I agree, they have extremely talented developers. Unfortunaly they are not utilizing their artistic potential.

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#30 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -
EA may have/used to have great devs, but their own business practices outweighs that's. For me it really has gotten to the point when i see a game looks interesting and then see EA by it's name by it. i kinda think twice about even considering it and roll my eyes...
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#31 Posted by ShadowsDemon (10051 posts) -
Because it would only run EA games.
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#32 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

EA, Activision and Ubi could all make a own console.

Would it be viable for them?

No, because they have better sales on the existing systems and would likely have a loss on the hardware (unless we're talking about some cloud services or similar).

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#33 Posted by GreenGoblin2099 (16988 posts) -

I don't think ANY EA game is worth buying a console for it... so what would be the point??

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#34 Posted by GOGOGOGURT (4470 posts) -

Because doesn't you have no spell?

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#35 Posted by GOGOGOGURT (4470 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"] Because the xbox actually has other games.PcGamingRig

Lol like? ea has more exclusive then Xbox

like... err.. um, GEARS OF WAR! YES! GEARS OF WAR! and err. um.. GEARS OF WAR! oh I have already said that one... Did I mention Halo? :P

EA games are on xbox. EA don't have exclusives they make multiplatform games.

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#36 Posted by James161324 (8315 posts) -

Becuase money is not in console making, EA is in the business of making money, plus EA couldn't afford the billions of dollars of R and R and then the usually loss with a console.

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#37 Posted by the9thinning (662 posts) -

I don't think there's enough room in the market for a 4th competitor, I'm sure EA knows that.

Maybe if the market is widened next gen we could see Apple, EA or activisionBlizzard making a go at it.

I don't know who else is in a position to try though.

TopTierHustler
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#38 Posted by TopTierHustler (3894 posts) -

[QUOTE="TopTierHustler"]

I don't think there's enough room in the market for a 4th competitor, I'm sure EA knows that.

Maybe if the market is widened next gen we could see Apple, EA or activisionBlizzard making a go at it.

I don't know who else is in a position to try though.

the9thinning

Google

That'd be pretty sweet too, they basically have bottomless pockets, so they could fund one for sure.

They don't have any exerience in the industry though.

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#39 Posted by deactivated-57d307c5efcda (1302 posts) -

The only good games that come out of EA are games from Bioware and Visceral..... I DO NOT want to buy an EA console for just a couple of games (more than likely they would migrate Origin into it and then disconinue origin on the PC and then I wouldn't be able to get my Bioware and Visceral games on PC, only their console). Don't give them any ideas!!

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#40 Posted by klusps (10386 posts) -

Making a console is an huge investment for EA and there is already enough consoles in the market today.

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#41 Posted by goblaa (19304 posts) -

They would end up just selling less FIFA, Maddan, NBA, BF, MOH, ME if they were exclusive on a 4th platform.

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#42 Posted by HotRevolver (532 posts) -

OP, I suggest learning proper grammar. Because "Why don't EA make an console?" makes zero sense.

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#43 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (7431 posts) -

Like others posted, I am very doubtful that EA ven got the capital for entering the console buisness as a Console Maker.

Generally EA is not doing too hot, they do not roll in dough like some people may think, and then there is the notion that by being a multiplat publisher, might be more profiterable in the long haull (they may end up selling over 4x the number of games by being multiplat). So there is not really an incentive, and too much risk involved.

Not to mention for Consome gamers to get what tehy want in a console, for a price they are willing to pay, EA would have (like most other Console makers) to take a huge initial hit and go into the minus for a good while, and the average EA shareholder seems to be awefully uninterrested in having their shares take a dip. (that is a problem throughout the industry however, not EA specific).

So I can see why they would not. Too much risk, involved for something that might not yield that much more income.

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#44 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

[QUOTE="the9thinning"][QUOTE="TopTierHustler"]

I don't think there's enough room in the market for a 4th competitor, I'm sure EA knows that.

Maybe if the market is widened next gen we could see Apple, EA or activisionBlizzard making a go at it.

I don't know who else is in a position to try though.

TopTierHustler

Google

That'd be pretty sweet too, they basically have bottomless pockets, so they could fund one for sure.

They don't have any exerience in the industry though.

just google experience
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#45 Posted by caseypayne69 (5394 posts) -

Why would they spend all that money to build a console when three other companies are already doing that?

Phoenix534
This man speaks logic.
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#46 Posted by EzcapeTheFate (1063 posts) -
Stop feeding the TC troll.
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#47 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Because they make their money through multi-platform saturation. They make every one of their games available on every platform possible to maximize profits. Going and making all their games exclusive, plus forcing their customers to buy yet another piece of closed hardware would be the worst business move for them. And EA as a company is not in favour of gamers interests. They barely even care about the mental health of their development teams.
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#48 Posted by clone01 (26993 posts) -

They have no reason to...All their titles are multiplat, and games like Madden sell a sh*t ton. A console is an incredibly risky financial endeavor. Why would they want to take that risk?

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#49 Posted by Duckyindiana (2290 posts) -
Because they will be better off money wise sticking with just games rather than spending billions making a consoles.
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#50 Posted by Ricardomz (2715 posts) -

Because they're good at producing games not consoles. They're different things.