Global software sales on PlayStation 3 have bucked industry trends to grow 40 per cent year-on-year to date.
The news came in EA's Q1 2011 earnings call last night, in which the publisher claimed it was the leading third-party publisher on the format.
EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed that software sales in the 'high definition' console market are up 14 per cent - or $1.1 billion - year-on-year, according to EA estimates. The same software sales have grown 21 per cent when comparing calendar year 2010 so far to the same point in 2009.
"This is driven by the Sony PlayStation 3 which is up sharply on its attractive price point," he added. "Microsoft is also starting to gain traction with its new enhanced Xbox 360 form factor. This trend plays into our strength given our share position on high-definition consoles."
EA CFO John Schappert revealed that PS3 software sales had grown a whopping 40 per cent year-on-year to date - bucking an industry trend for falling software revenues. The system's software sales were also up 40 per cent when comparing the three months to March 31st and the three months to the end of June.
"This substantially benefits EA as the leading third-party publisher on this platform," added Schappert.
Sony revealed last month that it had now shipped 38.1 million PS3 consoles - just 3.6 million short of Xbox 360's global sales to-date.
The software increase is made all the more remarkable when you consider that recent NPD data shows the US software market fell year-on-year in April, May and June.
EA also announced an all-new Need For Speed: Shift game for early next year in its Q1 2011 earnings call.