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Sims 2 EP 1 to be released Q1 2005
Today EA reported their fiscal results for Q2 of fiscal year 2005. Results are very positive, with a 35% increase of the net revenue, from $530 million in the quarter that ended 30 September last year to $716 million the past quarter. The net income for EA was $97 million, an increase of 27% compared to the same quarter last year. The Sims 2 is one of the games which drove the sales, with over 1 million copies sold in just 10 days. The Sims 2 has now sold over 1 million copies in Europe alone. Larry Probst, CEO of Electronic Arts, once again said the Sims 2 has been the biggest PC launch in EA's history. But that's not all he said. During a conference call, he also said the first expansion of the Sims 2 will be released in the first quarter of (calendar year) 2005. Although details of the expansion are yet to be revealed, and it's not officially announced yet, you can already start looking forward to the time between January and March. Thanks to EuroGamer and Conrad for this news.

Written at 01:10 on Thursday, 21 October 2004 by ChEeTaH.

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Written at 20:00 on Thursday, 21 October 2004 by Aurora (xoxoxo2007)
how can they have the results of q2 2005 when the ep doesnt come out until q1 2005????? did you mean q2 2004??? im confused!!! what is a fiscal year?

Written at 20:12 on Thursday, 21 October 2004 by ChEeTaH (TSZ Webmaster) (ChEeTaH)
The fiscal year is not the same as a calendar year. In business fiscal years are used, and can differ per company. EA's fiscal year starts in March, so they're now in Q3 2005. So the results are of Q2 2005 fiscal, but the EP doesn't come out until Q1 2005 calendar (or Q4 2005 for EA's fiscal year).


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Written at 15:49 on Saturday, 23 October 2004 by TheShadowFox
Hmm... learn something new every day. But wow, that's fairly quick for the expansion pack's release, if it's on schedule. At most, that would be roughly six months after the game itself is released. Just hoping that this one comes with more furniture.

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