EA’s two biggest games in the Fall 2016 season will be Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1. Despite both games being roughly out around the same time, EA expects them to sell very well.
EA held its recent financial earnings call and the company’s CFO, Blake Jorgensen, commented on the amount of sales Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 are projected to sell.
He said: “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.
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.”
From his statement, the first Titanfall game sold over 7 million copies even without PS4 owners. The sequel is expected to do better now that PS4 gamers can play it. As for Battlefield 1, they expect it to sell just under 15 million copies which is similar to past titles.