Je kan niet altijd winnen, dat ondervind EA op het moment. Een behoorlijk verlies in het eerste kwartaal van 2001. Dat wordt dan maar Fifa's per half jaar uitbrengen .

Gelukkig zien ze de toekomst nog wel positief in (krijgen we dadelijk van die BAAN praktijken ) The company shows a significant loss for Q1 of the fiscal year ending March 2001. Electronic Arts has reported a US$38.7 million loss, before goodwill and non-cash charges, for Q1 of the current fiscal year. Net revenues were US$154.8 million compared to US$186.1 million for the same period last year. Consolidated net loss was US$42.3 million for the quarter. "As expected, the first quarter was a challenging period, as we entered the seasonally slow summer prior to the introduction of PlayStation 2," said Larry Probst, chairman and CEO of EA. "During the first half of our fiscal year, we are focused on strategic priorities - finishing products for the launch of PlayStation 2 in October, going live with the EA.com-AOL games site, and continuing to build our market share on PC." EA predicts strong earnings in subsequent quarters. It expects revenue to increase through the launch of EA.com-AOL games site, which already in the beta stage, and new video game product launces for the PlayStation 2 in North America and Europe. If it's in the game, it's in the game, maar het hoeft nog geen winst op te leveren Zoals je kan lezen.