Analyst: Bioshock Infinite Will Easily Outsell Bioshock 2
No matter how great a game is, disappointing sales are a killer.
But Irrational Games and publisher 2K shouldn't have to worry about Bioshock Infinite. Not only is it an established franchise and a recognizable name, but it's fully expected to be one of the best games of 2012. And on the strength of these factors - along with the ever-building hype - one analyst believes the hotly anticipated title could hit nearly 5 million units shipped. In a note to investors, Janco Partners' Mike Hickey believes the upcoming Bioshock entry will ship 4.9 million copies and generate $221 million in sales. For the record, Bioshock 2 shipped 3 million units (as of March 2010). We always like to see top-quality games draw the attention of so many gamers; here's hoping these estimates are accurate.
Not many multiplatform franchises can boast of such numbers; maybe Bioshock can enter the elite 5 million+ club. Current members include Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Battlefield, Grand Theft Auto, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy...yeah, you get the picture. Big-time company right there.
Related Game(s): Bioshock Infinite
8/13/2011 10:07:40 AM Ben Dutka