EA the #1 publisher for Xbox One, PS4 in 'Western World' for December

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When it comes to the wild western world of gaming (North America, Europe), Electronic Arts is king of publishing on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Aided by the release of Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Need for Speed Rivals, EA was the number one publisher for next-gen systems "in the Western World" for the month of December 2013.

"EA titles represented 35% of the Western World PlayStation 4 and Xbox One software sales in the third quarter," the publisher revealed today as part of the company's Q3 FY14 financial report. Of its games, FIFA 14 and Battlefield 4 were two of the top three best-selling titles across all platforms in the Western World. FIFA 14 was the nubmer one title in Europe.

"EA's third quarter marked an exciting start to a new generation of games, and we are proud to have been the #1 publisher on next-generation consoles in December, with millions of gamers across the globe playing EA titles on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One," said Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson. "In addition to consoles, our mobile games, digital downloads and live services are growing year-over-year as we continue to deliver exciting new experiences to gamers around the world." 

For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, non-GAAP net revenue totaled $1.57 billion which was more than the 1.18 billion earned in the year-ago quarter, but actually below the company's guidance of $1.65 billion. Unfortunately, for the quarter, EA recorded a GAAP net loss of $308 million. 

Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley, and his wife.
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