Many (gaming executives included) see the PC as the last platform. Console fans have been predicting the death of PC gaming for a very long time as well. However, our current laptops and tablets are more powerful than the consoles and as it turns out, EA is making more money on the PC than they are on the PS3.
So, how much are they making? On the PC they made $276 million, on the PS3 they made $267 million, and on the Xbox 360 they made $292 million. If EA allowed their games to be purchased through Steam the number would be even higher. I really wanted Battlefield 3 but I refused to deal with Origin. I know it is getting better, but it's still a mess compared to Steam. I also own Dragon Age but I have never played it. The first time I tried to get it going on Origin I became so frustrated that I decided to play some indie games on Steam instead.
Origin bashing aside, these numbers prove the obvious, that the PC is a force to be reckoned with. EA can do better, but they will need a deeper connection with the community.
Let me know what you guys think... And repost this news so all your console friends can read it. It's time to sway them over to the PC!
Here is the full report: http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=696991