To say that EA has had a good year is to understate matters somewhat. With revenue figures sitting at $1.281 billion the company is currently the number one publisher for North America and Europe on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Playstation 2, Xbox, PC and PSP. So it should come as no surprise that the software giant is now turning it’s attention to our little white beastie.
Of course the Wii already has a pretty formidable publisher in Nintendo, and EA’s CEO Larry Probst admits that this might ne a problem,
“On the Nintendo platforms, we think that we can be very a strong number two,”
“Clearly, Nintendo will always be number one on the Wii and DS, but we think we have a realistic goal of being number two, with a market share goal of 15-20 per cent,”
Well at least he is realistic. EA bought out Headgate Studios in December, and this is intended to be a Wii-exclusive developer. What does all this mean for Wii owners? Well if other platforms are any indication we can expect sequels. Lots and lots of sequels.