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Medal of Honor: Warfighter weakens EA's fiscal expectations

Medal of Honor: Warfighter will sell under Electronic Arts' expectations, the publisher announced yesterday in its financial earnings report. The military FPS shipped to a poor critical reception, weakening the company's outlook for its next quarter.

EA's financial results for its second quarter 2013 ended September 30 were largely powered by EA Sports, with both FIFA 13 and Madden NFL 13 claiming top slots in September's competitive sales. FIFA shipped 7.4 million units in its first four weeks; EA said that makes it "the biggest sports launch of all-time."

Meanwhile, the publisher's digital revenue grew nearly equal to its packaged goods category, bringing in $324 million this year next to $365 million in packaged sales and other net revenue. The company's total losses also increased in the same period, coming in at $381 million versus $340 million last year.

"[T]he game sector is in a volatile period of change and transition--awaiting new catalysts for even more rapid growth. EA is executing well in this environment, and investing for strong growth and leadership in what comes next," EA CEO John Riccitiello said in a conference call with investors. "EA doesn’t win every inning--but we put a lot of runs on the scoreboard and we expect to finish the season at the top of the standings and to continue to do so for years to come."

13 comments

  • pastycaucasian - November 1, 2012 6:49 p.m.

    Warfighter is just a bad game all round, the story is weak and too short, and for online the game is powered by orgins no thanks EA.
  • drake-wayne - November 1, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    Love this game! Best one yet! My most favorite part is the guns. I just got an M4 like in the game here http://www.airsplat.com/airsoft-video-games.htm and they have a bunch of other guns like in all the other FPS games too!
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  • CUFCfan616 - November 1, 2012 1:04 a.m.

    I need to find a copy of the original MoH on psone. That and Frontline were the only MoH games I got into. Allied Assault was good, but by the time I got round to playing it, the first CoD was out and trounced all over it. Since CoD2 neither series has interested me at all. There's only so far they can reskin the same shooter and the same goes for CoD and now probably Battlefield as well
  • tehtimeisnow - October 31, 2012 8:51 p.m.

    this gane is so bad its even worst then battelfeld 3 and i thuoght that was the worst call of duyt ripof ever. just do urself a faver and stick to call od duty for now on there perfact games and if u can only by one game a year it shuold b call of duty
  • Cwf2008 - November 1, 2012 12:03 a.m.

    You're spelling and grammar is pure crap. And so is your logic. Buying a new Call of Duty game is like buying a new FIFA game: you're paying for some DLC
  • Redeater - November 1, 2012 12:05 a.m.

    .....you're new to gaming websites aren't you?
  • Marteo Broter - October 31, 2012 5:50 p.m.

    They really shouldn't have rushed it. They should have delayed it until early next year...and changed the title.
  • Jacko415 - October 31, 2012 6:58 p.m.

    They were try to emulate CoDs release style. Just instead of BlackOps/MW it was BF/MoH every year. not surprised at its crap quality and revenue.
  • sxh967 - December 18, 2012 8:36 p.m.

    Fifa's games were coming out annually before CoD even existed lol. Nobody's trying to emulate anybody it's just one way to milk money from your best-selling IP.
  • DCaff - October 31, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    I loved medal of honor. I have been playing everyday since it came out. I thought the single player was a blast, and I love the multiplayer....the classes are great and it is fun as. Usually I agree with most game reviews, but I thought this one was wrong. Im not saying it was the greatest or up to par with gears or halo, but it is just as fun as cod and I would play moh over that anyday.
  • Redeater - October 31, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    You forgot about including the quote from EA where they hilariously say the critical reviews are wrong and people should buy the game anyways.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - October 31, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    They really didn't advertise Warfighter, not like their other big games.

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