Battlefield 1 Expected To Sell Around 15 Million Units, Titanfall 2 9-10 Million, Says EA
Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, both published by EA, are among the biggest titles launching in the next few months, and the publisher has high expectations for both games, as revealed during its Q1 earnings conference call.
During the conference call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson noted how there’s tremendous excitement for both Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, two games that have the chance to bring vitality and innovation to the huge first person shooter audience.
Looking ahead, there is tremendous excitement for both Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, a combination that we believe will bring vitality and innovation to the huge first-person shooter audience. The community has been electrified by Battlefield 1’s modern take on World War I, delivering strategy, team play, and epic scale in a completely new setting.
Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen further elaborated on how the publisher expects both games to perform on the market. Battlefield 1’s numbers are expected to be close to other Battlefield titles, with the publisher currently expecting to sell less than 15 million units in a year.
So, on the guidance, we talked rough numbers with people. We told people that typically a Battlefield title is 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.
Expectations for Titanfall 2 are slightly higher than the results obtained by its predecessor, most likely due to the fact that the game is also launching on PlayStation 4, something that didn’t happen with the original Titanfall.
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 will do more than that, but it’s probably closer to 10 million than it is to 15 million is built into our guidance. So closer to 9 million to 10 million on Titanfall and just under 15 million on Battlefield 1.
Battlefield 1 and Tintanfall 2 will both launch during October on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.