EA Expects Battlefield 1 to Sell “Just Under 15 Million”
They say the franchise sells 15 Million on average.
Electronic Arts’earnings call for the first quarter of 2017’s fiscal year revealed a lot of interesting details regarding the studio’s plans, upcoming projects and sales expectations for Battlefield 1.
As reported by Seeking Alpha, CFO Blake Jorgensen discussed the studio’s expectations for their two biggest titles releasing later this year, Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2. He mentioned that they usually tell the public that Battlefield games usually sell 15 Million a year, but their “guidance is slightly under that.”
We’ve told people that typically a Battlefield title does about 15 million in a year. Our guidance is slightly under that. And we hope that that excitement builds and it will clearly go through that number. But for right now, it’s slightly under that number. And Titanfall did a little more than 7 million units last time. It was early in the cycle and one of the few titles out there. We think it’ll do more than that, but it’s probably closer to 10 million than it is to 15 million as built into our guidance. So closer to 9 million to 10 million on Titanfall and just under 15 million on Battlefield 1.
Battlefield 1 releases on October 29th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.