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It is estimated that Battlefield 1 sold 15m units in the same quarter when it released, though it did release 4 weeks earlier. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 05 February 2019

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I like how they credit the lower than expected sales to the release window and the focus on singleplayer over Battle Royale, and don't even acknowledge that their poor marketing ("don't like it, don't buy it") might have been a big factor. EA sure does suck.



Considering that they pushed major discounts (half off even) very soon after release for it to still fail to meet the units expected is quite bad.



Its more that black ops 4 was a massive hit



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Likely most of those copies sold at like half price or less. It was $30 a week after launch.



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Megiddo said:
Considering that they pushed major discounts (half off even) very soon after release for it to still fail to meet the units expected is quite bad.

Despite all that game went through, EA are still charging £54 over on Origin for the standard version. 



                                       

Let's be honest with this--the "controversy" probably had very little to do with the decline. Most shooter fans probably had no idea any of that was even going on. They just did a poor job of making people want to buy it overall. Compared to BF1, it did not generate any kind of buzz.

These military shooters being yearly releases really burns through possible source material quickly. They're going to have to get creative.



Few if any games ever seem to meet publisher expectations so that isn't too surprising.

Blaming it on it's launch window and focus on singleplayer though? How dense can you get? I've not heard a single good thing about BFVs singleplayer so they surely can't have focused on it that much and as for the launch window... don't they usually release new BF games in the October-December period? I thought that was pretty normal for them.



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pokoko said:
Let's be honest with this--the "controversy" probably had very little to do with the decline. Most shooter fans probably had no idea any of that was even going on. They just did a poor job of making people want to buy it overall. Compared to BF1, it did not generate any kind of buzz.

These military shooters being yearly releases really burns through possible source material quickly. They're going to have to get creative.

Battlefield isnt a yearly release though.

Battlefield 3-2011

Battlefield 4-2013

Battlefield 1-2016

Battlefield V-2018



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zorg1000 said:
pokoko said:
Let's be honest with this--the "controversy" probably had very little to do with the decline. Most shooter fans probably had no idea any of that was even going on. They just did a poor job of making people want to buy it overall. Compared to BF1, it did not generate any kind of buzz.

These military shooters being yearly releases really burns through possible source material quickly. They're going to have to get creative.

Battlefield isnt a yearly release though.

Battlefield 3-2011

Battlefield 4-2013

Battlefield 1-2016

Battlefield V-2018

Hardline might not have had a number but I'm still going to count it.

Otherwise, you're right, though I don't know if it makes a lot of difference.  There is still a military shooter released every year and it's going to keep getting harder to find a "Modern Warfare" or a "Battlefield 1" that really gets everyone's attention.