Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are staying home and playing video games. As such, spending on gaming has grown, and Electronic Arts is among the companies that is benefitting. In a new “fireside chat,” EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said the company is expected to announce its biggest-ever Q1, which runs April-June.
EA said in May that it expects to make $5.525 billion in revenue and a profit of $978 million for the period, which is a record for Q1, but Jorgensen said that the real numbers will be even bigger than that.
The full numbers will be announced during EA’s earnings report on July 30, but Jorgensen said today, “What I will tell you is it has been much stronger than we anticipated.”