Yep, This Is Modern Video Gaming

The people who run mega-giant-huge gaming company EA have said they want to put out few games. Probably to be like their rivals at Activision. Make a few huge console and PC games and maybe they'll be golden. But they also believe in something else you may have heard about: that mobile games, Facebook games and free-to-play games are on the rise.

So, when you look at the chart above, take note that what you're looking at in the quarter three line-up — October through December of 2012 — consists off all of EA's heavyweight games for the big holiday season. And what do you see? Three console/PC game: the next Need for Speed, the next Medal of Honor and FIFA Manager '13

For fans of console and PC games, you'll see that there are more games coming out for those machines in "Q4", which is January through the end of March 2013. Only three are listed in the chart here, so you get to guess which games will fill out the rest of their winter. Some new Dragon Age? Something for Wii U? Who knows.

But the numbers 3 and 18 on the top chart should jump out to you.

No need to fret. The three games could be amazing, and more mobile games could continue to up the quality of what's playable on phones. It might all be good; but it is also very different. This is modern video games.


    medal of Honro? Kotaku needs a better spell checker. But good article on the bane of the gaming world. So they say.

      Don't be such a smart arse - it's the new Japanese version which is due to arrive shortly.

        First time I've laughed at a Kotaku comment in a long while.

          Hotori Honro says 'Honor is no laughing matter'

    Q4 is January to March?
    Is this the standard for all countries and for sites like Wikipedia?

    Hey look, in Q3 there are 18 games coming out that I definitely won't be playing, and 1 that I MIGHT be playing.

    Did nobody tell them the Social bubble has pretty much burst?

    Um, what is GAAP?

      The way EA does its accounting, some spending is deferred onto future years' accounts, or something.

      Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - basically accounting standards in the US.

    tablet consoles here we come eh?

    not surprised, EA goes where the money flows

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