Jeffrey Grubb reports for VentureBeat:
The mobile-based future is here, and publisher Electronic Arts is reaping the rewards. EA reported today that it made more money through Apple’s App Store than any other retail distributor. That includes its own Origin digital-download service.
When the consoles die, what comes next? Mobile. Some of the numbers are very impressive:
Real Racing 3 also continues to generate revenue for the publisher. The racing game reached 45 million downloads and averages around 2 million daily active users.
That’s a lot of racers. EA’s chief operating officer Peter Moore comments on the strength of Apple’s App Store:
“Apple was EA’s biggest retail partner as measured by sales. That is a first.”
A first indeed.