Star Wars: Battlefront Might Sell 9-10 Million In First Year
Oh, it's almost guaranteed to be uber-popular.
During yesterday's earnings call, publisher Electronic Arts said they expect the highly anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront to sell 9-10 million copies.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed the number and honestly, nobody is surprised. I'll actually be surprised if it doesn't sell more than that. Of course, the internal estimates only include sales during the first fiscal year; the game could go on to sell many more copies after that period is over. However, EA did add that because "Star Wars" is a Disney property, they'll have to pay out royalties.
Yesterday, we wondered if Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops III should be intimidated by EA's Battlefront. While it's almost certain that BLoPSIII will outsell the new Star Wars game, there's no way to predict review scores, and no way of knowing if EA will steal away a bit more FPS market share...
Star Wars: Battlefront launches on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Related Game(s): Star Wars: Battlefront
5/5/2015 9:32:46 PM Ben Dutka