Titanfall 2 is out now, following up Respawn Entertainment’s first game with an improved multiplayer experience and a brand new single player experience. While the anticipation for the game was high, according to research firm Cowen & Company the game is not going to perform as well as it could have.
The firm claims that the game’s sales will be “substantially disappointing,” with their current sales estimates being in the 5 million to 6 million range. This is a drop from the firm’s initial 9 million projection and they note that the problem isn’t the game’s quality, but the timing of its release.
They said that “We think the game got squeezed between Battlefield 1 and [Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare]. We suspect EA believed that by launching two shooters next to Call of Duty it could put a large dent in its biggest competitor, but instead EA appears to have wound up shooting its own foot off.”
Things look better for Battlefield 1, however, as the firm has increased their initial projections of 14 million to 16.5 million units sold. EA will be holding its earnings briefing next week, where we’re likely to hear about sales projections for each title.