EA Quarterly Report Shows PC Power
Non-GAAP accounting represents optimistically magical thinking, the same kind of thinking that leads people to claim that Star Wars: The Old Republic will “last for decades.” With that caveat in mind, its time for some celebration. According to the Non-GAAP numbers on their recent quarterlies, EA’s PC-based profits ($154 million) beat out the numbers from Xbox 360 ($152 million) and the Playstation 3 ($111 million).
We’ll see what effect the publisher’s gigantic upcoming MMO and generally reviled download platform on next years numbers. In the meantime, high profit margins mean more investment, so look for EA to plough some of that cash back into PC development. Hooray for PC development!