Upcoming sports releases include FIFA 21 on Oct. 9 and NHL 21 on Oct. 16. "We've got more people than ever before enjoying and connecting through FIFA, also when FIFA 21 launches on Oct. 9, the world's top soccer experience will expand with more ways to Mut 21 coins play with friends," Wilson said during the last call. After this year, EA will also have updated versions of FIFA 21 and Madden 21 available with the launch of the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox collection X.

For net bookings, that would represent growth of 11 percent over financial 2020 (that finished in March).

However, that guidance was predicated on a cautious near-term perspective, which presumed that EA would continue to realize a small tailwind in participation. Management also considered the effect of a weak economy on sales and the marginally delayed launches of sports titles. For instance, FIFA 21 is publishing in the business's fiscal third quarter rather than its second.

But with players staying engaged with Madden, and together with all the unemployment rate down from its April high of 14.7percent to 8.4percent in August, EA seems to be in great shape as it heads toward the end of 2020. The sole real caveat is that some of Madden's revenue might be pushed into next year due to cheap Madden 21 coins some supreme Team events being postponed, provided that EA's employees are working on matches from home. However, this will just pad the next year's outcomes for this high video game inventory that has risen 17% year to date.