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EA expects to shift 10 million Star Wars Battlefront games

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Star Wars is pretty much a license to print money, and far more legal than the dodgy counterfeit operation I’ve got set up in my garage where the man is constantly trying to keep me down yo. But just how much money can it make? Well for EA, the answer is a Bantha poodoo-load, but not all of the Bantha poodoo that is.

In a post-earnings release conference via VG247, EA revealed that it expected to ship 9-10 million units of the new Battlefront game when it releases in November. That’s a rather high sales figure, even for a brand as beloved as Star Wars. Bear in mind, that’s for units shipped, not even sold, so who knows what the final numbers will be. In comparison, Battlefield 4 sold over 12.3 million games internationally on various platforms according to the notoriously iffy VGChartz, setting the high and historical benchmark.

There’s of course a number of factors at play here. For one, Battlefront will only be released on the latest current-gen hardware, so that already cuts out a significant portion of the installed client-base from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 market, which are still going strong these days. Then, you’ve got plenty of negative perception around the game already, with comment threads usually filled with memetic images of how DLC and season passes have left you with a rather plain bun of gaming. Or something. It’s all getting confusing these days.

Still, aiming for ten million is a hell of a goal in my book, especially in an industry where a game that goes on to sell half that amount happens to be perceived as a failure by its parent publisher, despite it being profitable.

Last Updated: May 6, 2015

32 Comments

  1. Spaceballs the video game!

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  2. RinceThis

    May 6, 2015 at 10:44

    Oh, reaaaaly? How many GTAV copies shipped in that time?

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  3. Ir0nseraph

    May 6, 2015 at 10:45

    I hoped Jar Jar would be the low point of the Star wars universe , now EA is contending for that spot, I was so excited for this game and after their reveal I lost most of it.

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    • Greylingad

      May 6, 2015 at 10:50

      It’s pretty much like staring at a turd flushing down the toilet to be precise….

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      • Matthew Holliday

        May 6, 2015 at 10:51

        ea is more like the turd that refuses to be flushed.

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 6, 2015 at 10:51

          lol, what you said

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        • Greylingad

          May 6, 2015 at 10:52

          Hahahahaha!!! It just keeps coming back man! I don’t know what to do any more!!

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          • Matthew Holliday

            May 6, 2015 at 10:56

            Origins always online/friend list, showing you playing the game, is reminding people that you actually ended up spending money on them anyway, its like standing at the toilet repeatedly flushing, so everyone in the house knows exactly whats happening.
            will probably be me.

          • Greylingad

            May 6, 2015 at 10:59

            Exactly! And when you get confronted it’s the worst… “Have you been playing with that turd again?” “Yes, I’m sorry, it won’t happen again, but can I please get to the toilet now?”

      • Hammersteyn

        May 6, 2015 at 10:51

        But then you get a floater

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  4. Jonah Cash

    May 6, 2015 at 10:46

    This is going to be a wait and see game for me.

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    • Ir0nseraph

      May 6, 2015 at 10:47

      Swipes the the hand — the pre-orders you’re looking for isn’t here EA.

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  5. Hammersteyn

    May 6, 2015 at 10:47

    Cant spell sleazy without EA….

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    • Matthew Holliday

      May 6, 2015 at 10:48

      cant spell hammersteyn without an ‘e’ or an ‘a’ either.

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 6, 2015 at 10:49

        Or Matthew 😛
        At least the e and a aren’t next to each other.

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      • Ragnar The Vengeful

        May 6, 2015 at 12:23

        Just remember that a upvote from Hammersteyn is like a participation trophy. It’s nice to have but it doesn’t mean squat.

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    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 6, 2015 at 12:50

      Can’t spell Steam without EA. 😛

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 6, 2015 at 12:53

        lol

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        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          May 6, 2015 at 12:56

          except that EA is actually ea as in early access as lately even the AAA titles on steam are not fit for human consumption without a day1 – day7 patch and a complete wipe of savegames. 😛

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  6. Greylingad

    May 6, 2015 at 10:48

    I don’t think there is a force in this universe strong enough to ship so many copies of a inherently flawed battlefield reskin with EA at the helms of it, especially if it’s seen as a failure with so many sales…

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 6, 2015 at 10:50

      I dunno, we can rag on EA all we want this game will sell millions. And so will the DLC, season passes and I wont be surprised if there’s battle packs as well.

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      • Greylingad

        May 6, 2015 at 10:52

        It irks me that you are 100% and absolutely correct…this is a sad say…

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      • Matthew Holliday

        May 6, 2015 at 10:52

        most of the people complaining, wont be able to resist the urge.

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  7. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 6, 2015 at 11:08

    It will, because Star Wars. No other reason. And it’ll make an absolute killing off DLC too.

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  8. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 6, 2015 at 12:49

    This all comes down to 1 thing and 1 thing only. The inevitable alpha gameplay weekend after the reveal at E3. (like what they did with Hardline). My decision not to purchase hardline was half based on the first time i played there E3 alpha that weekend. The other half was how BF4 was still buggy. 😛

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