As part of the Electronic Arts Q1 Fiscal Year 2017 earnings call yesterday, CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that more than 11.5 million people played Battlefield games during the quarter (11 million on Battlefield 4 alone), while more than 6.6 million people played Star Wars Battlefront.
Looking ahead to two of EA’s biggest titles this year, Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that they expect just under 15 million sold and around 10 million sold, respectively, for the October releases:
We’ve told people that typically a Battlefield title does 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’ll do more than that, but it’s probably closer to 10 million than it is to 15 million as built into our guidance. So closer to 9 million to 10 million on Titanfall and just under 15 million on Battlefield 1.
Any changes to their expectations for Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 will happen after gamescom this month and the planned upcoming betas.
Considering that Titanfall 2 is also on PS4, in addition to Xbox One and PC, do you think it will reach 10 million?
[Source: Seeking Alpha]