EA's CEO, John Riccitiello, has stepped down from his position with the company on March 30, 2013. Former CEO Larry Probst is taking over on a temporary basis until a permanent leader can be found. Riccitiello wrote the following in his resignation letter:
This is a tough decision, but it all comes down to accountability. The progress EA has made on transitioning to digital games and services is something I'm extremely proud of. However, it currently looks like we will come in at the low end of, or slightly below, the financial guidance we issued in January, and we have fallen short of the internal operating plan we set one year ago. EA's shareholders and employees expect better and I am accountable for the miss.
So, best day ever or best day ever?