Battlefield 1 Nearly Doubles Battlefield 4’s Player Base in First Week: EA Announces Financial Results


You probably already know that Battlefield 1 is doing stupendously well, but what do the sales figures look like on paper?  EA just released its second quarter financial results for the 2017 Fiscal Year:


The numbers were accompanied by a press release from CEO Andrew Wilson, who stated, “We are in an outstanding position for the quarter ahead, with two of the highest-rated games of this console generation in Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, global competitive gaming tournaments underway, and our first virtual reality experiences coming soon.”

He concluded by anticipating a successful holiday sales season.

CFO Blake Jorgensen also provided commentary focused on FIFA 17 and mobile growth, both of which have fueled sales for EA this quarter.

But what is really astonishing is the rapid growth of Battlefield 1.  The total player base for the first week is nearly double what it was for Battlefield 4.

Here are a few other highlights:

  • Sales are up 8% year-over-year to $4.507 billion.
  • More than 40 top outlets have given Titanfall 2 a rating of 90 or more.
  • Net sales for FIFA, Hockey Ultimate Team and Madden NFL are up 15% collectively compared to a year ago.
  • FIFA 17 had a 20% larger player base than FIFA 16 during its first week.
  • Net revenue for the quarter was $898 million.  $566 million of that total revenue was digital.

Check out the infographic below for even more cool stats about EA’s successful quarter!