EA downloads to top digital sales

Games manufacturer Electronic Arts (EA) expects revenue from digital downloads of its games to overtake sales of boxed game software within a few years, its chief operating officer said yesterday. The creator of games including the popular Fifa series is expanding its range of mobile and free-to-play games, chief operating officer Peter Moore said. “There will come a point, whether it is two or three years from now, when we say ‘we are doing more in digital media now than we are in physical media,' and it's clearly... not far away,” he added. EA and major rivals Activision Blizzard and Take-Two are struggling to sustain revenue growth as gamers migrate to casual and social games on the internet and on mobile devices.