With $1.428 billion net revenue posted for the reported period, EA blew their $1.275 billion expectation out of the water - claimed by CEO Andrew Wilson as due to "great execution with our leading IP, new mobile hits and continued strength in our catalogue of top games and services."
Proud of their results, Wilson went on to state that "Electronic Arts delivered amazing experiences to our players in Q3, from the award-winning Dragon Age: Inquisition to SimCity BuildIt to our live services for FIFA, Madden NFL and more," as seen in their recent press release. The results achieved this quarter mark a record for Electronic Arts, seeing it ranked as the best "cash flow for a calendar year period."
Further results include EA being listed as the #1 publisher on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - due to their releases of Dragon Age: Inquisition, FIFA 15, NHL 15, Madden NFL 15, UFC, Titanfall, Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14. They also pushed through 22 million downloads on SimCity Buildit and saw their titles hit the top 5 iOS downloads in more than 100 countries.
With EA's mobile titles performing well, they have reported that there were over 160 million active users playing their games in Q3, alongside their mobile sports games averaging 45% more monthly active players throughout this period than previously seen.
Alongside the $1.428 billion net revenue posted above, EA raised fiscal 2015 net revenue guidance from $4.175 billion to $4.253 billion, further reporting on a massive year-on-year growth of their FIFA, NFL and Hockey Ultimate Team services, seeing a 82% rise collectively.