According to EA’s quarterly financial conference call for investors today, Titanfall 2 “still sold very well” despite performing below the company’s expectations.
“Battlefield 1 last year was a smash success for us and we had a huge Q3 because of that. We also had Titanfall, which while it didn’t meet our original expectation, still sold very well,” EA CFO Blake Jorgunsen stated alongside other EA executives and investors.
According to a company conference call earlier this year, those expectations were to achieve nine to ten million copies sold of Titanfall 2, which is about three million more than its predecessor managed to accrue. This isn’t too elaborate a projection, seeing as how Titanfall 2 launched on another popular platform – the PlayStation 4 – last year as opposed to the original game’s console exclusivity with Microsoft and the Xbox One. That being said, analysts predicted otherwise, estimating that the game went on to sell between five and six million instead and downgrading EA’s shares as a result.
Respawn’s boss Vince Zampella stated that the reason the game may have sold fewer copies than expected was because of its awkward release between popular franchises, notably Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. “Maybe because it was super-crowded, the pricing was agressive – it was a rough window to launch our game,” Zampella told Gamespot about a year ago.
Whatever the case may be, here’s hoping fans learn more about a Titanfall 3 in the near future. Let’s just hope it doesn’t get sandwiched in between major titles or release simultaneously with other popular games.