Star Wars Battlefront II Sales Unaffected by Scandal as It Reaches #1 in Australia Charts

With Star Wars Battlefront II embroiled in one of the most controversial gaming issues of the past few years, some might be assuming that the game is DOA (dead on arrival) given the controversy has spread out to the point even non-gamers might have heard of it.

Well, it seems Star Wars Battlefront II is doing quite alright — at least in a few territories. Over in Australia, Battlefront II even managed to outsell this year’s Call of Duty (Call of Duty: WWII), to nab the top spot in its debut week.

Over on the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) charts, it lists Star Wars Battlefront II as the #1 game for the week of November 13-19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

TOP 10 CHARTS AUSTRALIA

Week 46 (November 13 – November 19, 2017)

PS4

  1. Star Wars: Battlefront II Electronic Arts
  2. Call of Duty: WWII Activision (Activision Blizzard)
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Origins Ubisoft
  4. Need for Speed: Payback Electronic Arts
  5. The Sims 4 Electronic Arts
  6. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Warner Bros. Interactive
  7. Ashes Cricket Tru Blu Entertainment
  8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Softworks
  9. NBA 2K18 2K Sports (Take 2)
  10. FIFA 18 Electronic Arts

Xbox One

  1. Star Wars: Battlefront II Electronic Arts
  2. Call of Duty: WWII Activision (Activision Blizzard)
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Origins Ubisoft
  4. The Sims 4 Electronic Arts
  5. Need for Speed: Payback Electronic Arts
  6. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Warner Bros. Interactive
  7. Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games (Take 2)
  8. Ashes Cricket Tru Blu Entertainment
  9. Forza Motorsport 7 Microsoft
  10. NBA 2K18 2K Sports (Take 2)

PC Games

  1. Star Wars: Battlefront II Electronic Arts
  2. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Bethesda Softworks
  3. The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack Electronic Arts
  4. Doom 2016 Bethesda Softworks
  5. Dishonored 2 Bethesda Softworks
  6. The Evil Within 2 Bethesda Softworks
  7. Fallout 4 Bethesda Softworks
  8. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Bethesda Softworks
  9. The Sims 4 Electronic Arts
  10. Call of Duty: WWII Activision (Activision Blizzard)

You can check the Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Vita and other platforms’ top 10 right here.

Did this news surprise you? Have people forgiven EA for the loot box controversy given it turned off all microtransactions in Battlefront II (albeit, temporarily)? Let us know what you think in the comments.

In other Battlefront II news, make sure to read up on our feature where we list down the changes DICE needs to fix ASAP that’s not connected to microtransactions.

Thanks, SarWalker3

  • Hvd

    i dont buy ea games or cod games any more.i say let ea take their money with microtransactions.there is a sucker every minute.

    i got no issue if ea puts them in the street.

  • RedKnightOH

    Today’s EA/DICE and CoD games are crap. My PS4 hasn’t been running for more than 2+ years now. Games like SOCOM, Battlefield 2 and BF3 are gone. Anything BF4 was crap. Anything Rainbow6 is crap now. Star Wars BF2 is crap. I think I’m done waiting for another great Clan Supported game.

  • EyesOfGehenna .

    It doesn’t surprise me. By pulling the microtransactions at least for now they’ve given people an excuse to buy it anyway and people are just generally sheep and willing to put up with a lot of bull crap just cause they can’t control their buy impulse. I’m sure it won’t sell as well as they wanted to and they will be missing the extra profit from these microtransactions but I bet they will sell more than enough copies to cover their costs and turn a profit. That by itself will prove that microtransactions are unnecessary to make a game successful.

    It’s been said that the greatest tool in marketing is the customer’s willingness to accept bull crap. This game clearly proves that. Still, perhaps the fact that now it’s been flagged to politicians there may finally be some regulation coming in the next couple of years. That by itself is long overdue.

    At the same time there are already complaints coming out from people who do play it that the progression system is not fun and time will tell if people will play this game over longer periods of time or not. But then it is Star Wars and people tend to be willing to forgive a lot just because it is.

    All in all I still expect BF2 to be financially successful but I don’t think it will do quite as well as they hoped. It did really tick a bunch of people off royally.

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