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EA Denies Layoff Rumor

An unconfirmed rumor on Startup Grind states between 500 and 1000 layoffs will hit Electronic Arts as soon as this week. They have a list of factors leading to this, including general business downturns, and specific recent aspects of this like disappointing sales of Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, and the expensive incremental marketing campaigns attempting to boost both games after launch. There's a follow-up to this on Develop denying this. "There are no lay-offs as such, we always have projects growing and morphing," reads a statement they received from EA, which also adds: "at any given time there are new people coming in and others leaving," but that the company "is growing and hiring, building teams to support the growing demand for digital games and services."

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16. Re: EA Denies Layoff Rumor Apr 16, 2012, 14:25 Teddy
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 16, 2012, 13:17:
BF3 sold over 3 million units on all platforms combined and apparently had the worst sales of any BF game on PC. Maybe the Origin link really hurt it on PC particularly with BC2 being on steam. EA really shot themselves in the foot with that stupidity.

http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=battlefield+3

If by over 3 million, you mean 12.79 million, then yes. It certainly sold over 3 million. Incidentally, that's not including any sales numbers from Origin.
 
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