In case you needed more proof that the last console generation is close to being done, EA’s latest shooter — Battlefield Hardline — saw 80 percent of its sales on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to EA in its latest earnings call, approximately four out of five console copies of Battlefield Hardline were sold on now-gen, with last-gen (PS3 and Xbox 360) only accounting for the remaining 20 percent. However, that doesn’t mean EA will drop last-gen software support soon.
Here’s what EA EVP Blake Jorgensen had to say:
So we will see a slow movement away from Gen-3 [Xbox 360 and PS3]…As a reminder, we‘ve been making Gen-2 console games up until the last year or so. For some of our bigger franchises like our sports franchises, we’ll continue to make Gen-3. But we’re making some decisions on new franchises and titles to focus on Gen-4, partially because the power of the platform allows for exceptional gameplay and incredible graphics.
Will EA’s upcoming shooter Star Wars Battlefront fare the same with its projected nine million units sold goal?
Did you buy Hardline? For those playing on last-gen, how’s the playerbase? Are you having a hard time finding matches?