Battlefield is Electronic Art’s one of the most profitable franchise, as the series has sold millions of units for its past games. However, this time around Battlefield 1 sales expectations are some what low compared to the previous titles.
Battlefield 1 Sales
In the latest earning report, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said that Battlefield 1 sales expectations are slightly under compared to what the franchise usually have in a year. However, the company is optimistic that the sales for Battlefield 1 will rise eventually:
Typically a Battlefield does 15 million in a year. Our guidance is slightly under that and we hope that excitement builds and it’ll go through that number, but for now it’s slightly under that number.
Considering the game got overwhelmingly positive reception upon its reveal, Battlefield sales expectations seem a bit conservative. On the other hand Titanfall 2 is expected to do better than its predecessor, according to Jorgensen:
[The first] Titanfall did a little more than seven million units last time. It was early in the cycle, one of the few titles out there. We think [Titanfall 2 will] do more than that, but it’s probably closer to 10 [million] than it is to 15, as built into our guidance. So 9-10 on Titanfall and just under 15 on Battlefield 1.
Last month EA held a closed alpha for Battlefield 1 on all three platforms. However, since the closed alpha ended many fans have voiced their concern regarding 3D spotting and auto heal. DICE LA producer has shared some insight on the matter.
He did not give any clear answer but said that both of these features will be included in the final game but will be modified.
Battlefield 1 is scheduled to release on October 21 and Titanfall2 will release just a few days later on October 28 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, EA believes that launching both games alongside each other will strengthen the company’s position in the shooter market.