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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes still performing for EA as it helps push mobile sales to $138 million

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes still performing for EA as it helps push mobile sales to $138 million

EA (NASDAQ: EA) has released its financials for its Q2 FY17 for the three months ending September 30th 2016.

It shows overall revenues of $898 million, up 10.1% year-on-year from $815 million. It also saw mobile sales grow 22% year-on-year to $138 million, but dropped from $165 million quarter-on-quarter.

EA noted that mobile sales continue to be led by Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. It claims that the game is still seeing players spending an average 2.5 hours a day on the game – a figure that raised eyebrows during the Q1 financial release.

The publisher also said its other titles such as The Sims FreePlay, SimCity BuildIt and Real Racing 3 also continue to perform well.

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Q2 also saw the launch of NBA LIVE Mobile, which EA says is showing a promising start. Its latest mobile FIFA was launched after the quarter ended, so its impact won't be seen until the next financials are released.

"Our EA SPORTS titles are strong demonstrations of social play blended with strategy and action that have proven to deeply engage mobile players over time," said EA CEO Andrew Wilson on the future of its sports-based mobile titles.

"We will continue to infuse this same approach throughout our pipeline of new mobile experiences in development for the quarters ahead."


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