Moreover, the social-gaming space has been changing at a rapid pace, challenging Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA)’s presence in it. Last month, EA said it would shut down three games it offers to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) users. For its part, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has shifted the bulk of its attention toward mobile advertising and other revenue-enhancing initiatives, and the disappearance of its former emphasis on gaming has pushed EA and other gaming players back to their console roots to some extent.
In its quarterly report, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) needs set out its strategy to capitalize on the expected wave of new consoles in the near future. Revamped PlayStations and Xbox offerings could reinvigorate the entire industry, but dealing with a leadership vacuum and laying off 10% of its workforce in advance of the need for a big push could prove to be disastrous if it keeps EA from scoring its fair share of the rewards.
The article Why This Quarter Is Key for Electronic Arts originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Dan Caplinger.
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