However, neither performed as expected.
Wilson noted that the company's poor performance was also due to "intense competition" in the video gaming industry in fiscal Q3 2019. EA shared some preliminary figures showing $1.29 billion in revenue, including $908 million from digital sales and $381 million from packaged goods and "other net revenue". Q3 was a hard quarter for Electronic Arts and we did not perform to our expectations.
As Shroud puts it, guns in Apex Legends originally had randomised recoil, but due to his feedback, developer Respawn made a decision to change each weapon to have a preset recoil, which is more in line with Counter-Strike gunplay.
To date, Battlefield V has sold a healthy 7.3 million copies across all platforms, but that's a million less than EA had indicated in its guidance. That Battle Royale mode is still on target for March. "Unfortunately, the later release date meant the game launched deeper into a competitive holiday window where heavy price discounting was a big factor". Considering how different PUBG is from Apex Legends, it's likely the same outcome will be seen with some players undoubtedly crossing back and forth between the two games. Investors are certainly being cautious-EA's share price is down more than 13 percent this morning.