EA has had a pretty dismal generation in general, but Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order represents a rare success story for the firm. Not only has the PlayStation 4 title attracted plenty of critical acclaim, but it’s also been a big financial success for the publisher – proof that it’s still possible to produce a great single player game and post big sales numbers.
Speaking as part of an investors call overnight, the organisation stated that the Respawn developed release has exceeded sales and is expected to sell 10 million copies by 31st March. Apparently, the publisher was projecting numbers in the region of 6 to 8 million units during the same timeframe, so that’s a gigantic advance on what it had planned.
Imagine that, a single-player game with compelling content that isn't loaded with micro-transactions and is actually well-received by gamers.
Who. Would. Have. Thought?!
This whole gen EA has been very meh
This was a well-deserved win for Star Wars, and an important wake-up call for EA and other publishers who think always-online social microtransaction-fuelled "games as a service" are the future.
You might even call it...
Hopefully this will give them the green light for Titanfall 3.
10 Million... that would be Fantastic!
Loved the game, played it to death. Great last scenes.
Well played, sir. Well played. 👍
Bring on the sequel with Lip as the main character!
@RogerRoger Games as a service have their place.
Underneath single player games with content.
So give me a darn discount already EA ?
Most of "suits" in the game industry is pretty short sighted, all they're thinking is short term gain. Maybe because most of the higher up in the game industry is from another industry and they don't play games, plus they can jump to another company whenever they like with golden parachute.
That's why I'm glad most of playstation higher up is actually from gaming (like shuhei yoshida and hermen hulst).
@NorrinRadd Thank you. It's true what they say; there's a prequel meme for every occasion!
@themcnoisy Oh, I agree. I've had a lot of fun with a couple such games, including one of EA's own, but they aren't the be-all and end-all of modern gaming. There's room for all. As with the Force itself, things must be kept in balance.
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