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EA profits up from strong console game sales

Packaged sales soar over minor digital growth

EA's packaged goods sales led a successful first quarter 2015 for the company, reflecting a shift back toward EA's traditional profit driver.

The company reported a GAAP total net revenue of $1.21 billion dollars for the three month period which ended on June 30, up 28 percent from the $949 million revenue it reported for the same period last year.

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The company's net income increased to $335 million from $222 million in the same period last year.

The firm reported that sales were led by FIFA 14, Titanfall, Battlefield 4, and EA Sports UFC. Its packaged sales accounted for $678 million, up 45 percent from the same period last year, while its digital sales accounted for $536 million, up 11 percent from last year.

That said, EA Sports' Ultimate Team modes enjoyed significant growth: FIFA Ultimate Team sales grew by nearly 80 percent and Madden Ultimate Team sales soared by 350 percent, the firm reported.

EA announced that Battlefield: Hardline had been delayed to 2015 and Dragon Age: Inquisition to November alongside its financial results.

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