Electronic Arts revenue dropped in 1st quarter

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:18pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 (Reuters) - Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported lower revenue but higher profit for the first quarter.

For the three months ended June 30, the company posted total revenue of $949 million compared with $955 million a year ago. It reported a net profit of $222 million, or 71 cents per share, compared with $201 million, or 63 cents per share a year ago.