UPDATE: During the Q2 2019 Earnings Conference Call EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson has stated the facts we’ve listed below, as well as the fact that “We see a long future for this game and its thriving community”.
Electronic Arts has just announced during their financial report for the second quarter of 2019’s Fiscal Year. With some information about their other franchises they have also released an information that The Sims 4 has managed to sell nearly 30 million Expansion Packs from the game’s release to this date!
They haven’t provided any more information about The Sims Franchise. We’ll make sure to update this post with more information in case EA has any more prepared remarks regarding The Sims Franchise.
In our Sims 4 live service, fans have downloaded nearly 30 million expansion packs life-to-date, and with our monthly average players continuing to grow year-over-year, we see a long future ahead for this game and its thriving community.
- Live services: net bookings were up 6% year on year, to $328 million, a new Q2 record. The increase was driven by FIFA, Madden and The Sims 4, offset by the effects of the transition from FIFA Online 3 to FIFA Online 4 in Asia. The Sims 4 live services are in their fourth year, continue to perform very strongly, and are on track to grow 20% over fiscal 2018. In addition, our subscription services continue to grow, and we expect the launch of Battlefield V to drive additional subscriptions to our Origin Access Premier service. As a reminder, over the course of a year, our Live Services business is about 50% Ultimate Team, 30% other live services such as Sims 4 Expansion Packs and FIFA Online 4, and 20% subscriptions, advertising and other.
- We anticipate net bookings for the quarter to be $1.725 billion. This is down 12% year-onyear, primarily because we had two extra launches in Q3 last year – Need for Speed Payback and The Sims 4 for consoles.