It’s hard to argue that the biggest first-person shooter brands in all of gaming have been Call of Duty and EA’s Battlefield franchise in recent memory, but could Battlefield be losing some of its pull?
According to analyst firm Cowen, the pre-order sales of Battlefield V have been “weak,” and mentioned that this could be due to the game’s release date being sandwiched between Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Rockstar’s highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. It even goes as far as to mention that Battlefield V could suffer the same fate as Titanfall 2 (which is another EA-published shooter) that didn’t do so well at launch since it was released in between Battlefield 1, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
— Sarah E. Needleman (@saraheneedleman) August 14, 2018
While the release date could be one of the reasons for the slow pre-order sales, it could also have to do with the lack of any tangible marketing and promotion the game has received from EA. Things could be changing though, as there’s a new trailer set to be unleashed tomorrow, which I hope is the start of the Battlefield V info onslaught.
Do you think Battlefield V is suffering from low pre-order numbers? What could be the cause of this and should EA be worried?