EA makes more money from Extra content than Full game downloads

EA makes more money from Extra content than Full game downloads

EA makes more money from Extra content than Full game downloads

 

EA makes more money from Extra content than from Full game downloads, meaning that DLC is definitely not going anywhere. 

Downloadable content has been something that has been very controversial over recent years, especially when it comes to pre-release or retailer exclusive DLC. According to EA’s most recent financial figures they make more money from “extra content” than they do from Digitally downloaded games in their entirety, over 2x more in Q2 FY 2016. 

This set of statistics is bringing to the forefront renewed fears amongst gamers that EA and other big publishers will continue to cut down games and sell continue making more DLC. With DLC being so profitable for both developers and publishers it is also though that modding tools will continue to be discouraged by them so that DLC and other additional content can generate more revenue for the game. 

 

  EA makes more money from Extra content than Full game downloads

 

Year on year Extra content had been the fastest growing market for EA, growing faster than even mobile and game downloads themselves. 

One thing to note is that game season passes are considered part of the subs/ ads/ other sections of their financials, making additional content seem all the more lucrative financially. 

 

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