Thanks to USNews.com for its feature discussing the increasing dominance of videogame publisher Electronic Arts
, pointing out that, using figures from its recent financial results
, that: "In 1999, EA had eight platinum, or million-plus-selling, titles. In the past year, it produced 27 of them. Back then, EA possessed 10 percent of the North American game market. Today, it has captured 22 percent of it."
The article discusses EA's wish "to double the size of the company every four or five years"
, and also talks about revenues from online gaming, where it's hoped "some 15 to 20 percent of EA revenue should come from... during the next console cycle"
, despite the "costly failure"
of The Sims Online - however, EA CEO Larry Probst "...guesses that future online gaming will follow the cable television model, where you will pay a subscription to access various 'channels' of gaming services"