There’s been much talk about Electronic Arts and DICE’s “Star Wars: Battlefront” video game not performing up to expectation in terms of retail sales with hard copies of the game not selling as well as the company’s had hoped.
Turns out it may be because many have gone for straight-to-digital with their purchase. IGN spoke with Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter who says that a total (both retail and digital) of 12 million copies of the game had been sold by the end of December – putting it in line with the likes of the latest “Call of Duty” release.
That’s also ahead of estimates made by EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen who pegged the game at selling 13 million copies by the end of March – it’s now likely to exceed that. Total revenue though isn’t as strong, the game having only generated an estimated $650 million.