Electronic Arts released their Q3 2011 fiscal year earnings report today, and the first bit of news we have is that Medal of Honor and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit sold 5 million units a piece, worldwide. Although they are both tried and true franchises, it’s kind of surprising when you think about the fact that both games launched so late in the year. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit was met with a lot more critical acclaim than Medal of Honor but both games still have a solid online community and are likely to see further support via DLC.
Also topping the 5 million list for 2010 were the latest itterations of Madden and FIFA, as well as Battlefield: Bad Company 2. While we don’t have any official numbers as of yet, EA mentioned that Dead Space 2 is currently outselling the original Dead Space by a margin of 2 to 1.
It’s not all sunshine and unicorns for EA, however. Despite having a strong software lineup, they actually ended up losing $322 million dollars in the 2010 calender year, with an overall revenue stream of $1.053 billion. Believe it or not, that’s actually an improvement over their 2009 calender year, when they lost $749 million.