PS3 games earn big bucks for EA

Xbox 360 software not so popular.

Games for PlayStation 3 bring home the most money for EA, according to fresh financial papers released just last night.

EA software sales for the system between April and June increased 969 per cent over the same period last year. Sony's console has now been the major bread winner for EA since the start of 2008.

The PS3 made USD 139 million for the publisher during the quarter, followed by PC with USD 86 million and Xbox 360 with USD 81 million.

The PS2 was only marginally behind with USD 79 million, while Wii and PSP tied on USD 57 million.

Mobile games performed well to take USD 44 million, leaving DS in last position - for a change - with USD 21 million.

That means games for Sony systems combined to make a total of USD 275 million for EA during those three months.

Wii and DS development is one of the areas grey-maned EA boss John Riccitiello has already ear-marked for extra focus, revealing he has 40 games in the works for both platforms.

Riccitiello told us earlier this week that he made the "wrong call" by assuming PS3 and Xbox 360 would be the current generation leaders.

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