Sales of Titanfall 2 is expected to be “substantially disappointing” compared to those of Battlefield 1, as we read in GameSpot.
Based on the estimates of Cowen & Company, a company dedicated to the investment management and market research, sales forecasts of Titanfall 2 stood at rates ranging from 5 million copies to 6 million, compared with forecasts pointing to 9 million units.
The problem, apparently, is not in the quality of Titanfall 2. Cowen & Company said that the publication of this title comes at a “difficult time”.
“We think the game got squeezed between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Warfare Infinite” noted the company. “We suspect EA believed that by launching two shooters next to Call of Duty it could put a large dent in its biggest competitor, but instead EA appears to have wound up shooting its own foot off.”
Meanwhile, Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA, said earlier that Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 are seeking to cover different video game lovers of shooters.
“Video games shooters are a giant category in our industry, $4.5 billion, there’s a very broad and diverse set of players who are looking to fulfill different gameplay motivations,” noted Wilson. “Some people play very quick play, some people play more strategic, some people want both in different context.”
EA will publish its financial report on Tuesday November 1. Perhaps there we can clarify how the market has reacted to the publication of Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1.