) much anticipated soccer game
EA SPORTS FIFA 14
is now available in retail stores throughout North America. The
game is expected to release worldwide later this week.
The demo version of the game has already been played by 5
million fans. It has received 32 review scores, wherein reviewers
have given it a score of 9 out of 10 or higher and five perfect
scores. The Xbox Magazine (USA) gave
the Editor's Choice Award and went on to call it "bigger, bolder
and better than its previous edition."
This apart, EA also launched a mobile version of FIFA 14
available for free download on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and
Android devices. It features new touch controls, which make it
easier for players to tap the screen to select players, pass or
defend, and swipe to shoot. The free downloadable version of
is available on App Store and Google Play.
The gaming industry has witnessed some good releases over the
last two months.
Madden NFL 25
was the top-selling game in the month, pushing its other game
NCAA Football 14
to the #7 place.
Saints Row IV
from Deep Silver claimed the #2 spot and pushed
to #5. Disney Interactive's
claimed the #3 position.
Further, game developers such as EA and
) are actively using the digital distribution platform to provide
additional downloadable contents (DLCs) for popular titles such
Call of Duty
, which we believe will be the case for
as well. This will further boost revenues from DLCs going
Among the traditional gaming companies, we believe that EA,
) have strong growth opportunities in the near term due to their
strong and innovative product pipeline.
Moreover, the appointment of a new CEO, an innovative product
pipeline, higher consumer spending due to the upcoming holiday
season, launch of new consoles and its strength in digital gaming
will drive EA's stock going forward.
Currently, Electronic Art's has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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