EA: “Average Consumer” Bought 3 Games With Their PS4, Full Power of the New Consoles Not Fully Appreciated Yet

November 20, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


Yesterday, Peter Moore of EA revealed how 1 in 3 PlayStation 4 games sold so far were made by Electronic Arts. At the UBS Global Technology Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen repeated this number, while also revealing how the average consumer bought three games with their PS4:

We had a great weekend of sales relative to the consoles that looks like the average consumer tie ratio is about three pieces of software for console, which is exactly what we thought and because our Super Slate that we’ve got out there looks like a one of every three pieces of software was coming out of Electronic Arts. So we’re really excited. And essentially biggest worry now is making sure there is enough product in the stores because the consumers obviously want to buy a software to go with the new boxes.

Jorgensen then talked about the PS4 and Xbox One’s power and how people don’t appreciate them quite yet:

I think the market is very excited, but I still think the consumer doesn’t fully appreciate the power of the new consoles. They’re 10 times more powerful than the last consoles and until you actually get on and play a game like Battlefield where you’ve got the depths of the game and the multiplayer component, playing against 64 other people. It’s an exciting experience.

And I don’t think the consumer really appreciates that yet because they’ve haven’t had a chance to do it. And so you’ll see over the next six months, consumers gravitating to the new consoles because of that excitement. And then over the next couple of years, I think you’ll see a lot of excitement as game developers start to really harness the power of that new processing capacity to be able to build even more deeper, more exciting, more broad games for all different genres.

How many games did you buy/do you plan on buying with your PS4, and were any of them from EA? Let us know in the comments below.


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