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What EA said to investors recently.
« on: March 06, 2012, 11:27:27 AM »
http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ERTS/1620647435x0x540332/dab48832-e802-4c78-9fe8-91a3bd6180a2/ERTS_Q3FY12_Transcript.pdf

That is a really good read. So SWTOR sold more than what they expected,just over 2 million copies.  As of Feb 1st There were 1.7 million active subscribers so attrition of about 300k subs in around the first month. And how funny that almost every question from the analysts was to address SWTOR. It's pretty funny to read a Goldman Sachs analyst asking how EA sees the trajectory of SWTOR subs playing out over the next 12 months and EA responding that there are MANY trajectories SWTOR could take in terms of overall sub retention.

*my numbers may be off slightly as its early and reading is hard.
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Re: What EA said to investors recently.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 11:59:51 AM »
Apparently they need 500k subs to remain profitable. I expect that they'll definitely manage that considering the large SW fanbase.

*removed old link because link was old*

Regardless, I'm desperately looking forward to Jesus patch. -_-
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Re: What EA said to investors recently.
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 12:07:35 PM »
noticable to me was the talk of loss of one of their "main European partners" due to bad debt and would cause a small loss in sales.

Game is done  i think
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Re: What EA said to investors recently.
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 01:50:29 PM »
What is this I keep hearing about Game? What happened to them?
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Re: What EA said to investors recently.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 02:24:03 PM »
What is this I keep hearing about Game? What happened to them?

They had to pull Mass Effect 3 and any future EA game from their site and for sale due to EA basically telling them they owe them too much already and would have to pay in advance BEFORE EA shipped them stock.

Game are basically failing, they were saved last minute from administration and are basically on their last gasp at survival.
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Re: What EA said to investors recently.
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 03:51:31 PM »
So what's up with Ilum now. That whole running around the entire map thing was doing my head in and I left at around 60 kills for weekly.
What's the link between Ilum kills and warzones?

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Re: What EA said to investors recently.
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 04:35:23 PM »
They had to pull Mass Effect 3 and any future EA game from their site and for sale due to EA basically telling them they owe them too much already and would have to pay in advance BEFORE EA shipped them stock.

Game are basically failing, they were saved last minute from administration and are basically on their last gasp at survival.

I see. Well, my last customer experience with them was hardly positive. I wouldn't even have used them if it hadn't been so close to Christmas.
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Re: What EA said to investors recently.
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 10:13:03 AM »
So what's up with Ilum now. That whole running around the entire map thing was doing my head in and I left at around 60 kills for weekly.
What's the link between Ilum kills and warzones?

Warzones now contribute to the Illum Daily / Weekly Missions.

Each Warzone played now contributes 3 Kills / Armaments to the total. :)