While Star Wars Battlefront 2’s development and launch was marred by the now-infamous loot box controversy that made EA backtrack on its decision due to consumer backlash, it seems the first two games in the series published by EA didn’t really suffer in terms of sales.
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During EA’s quarterly earnings call, EA mentioned that the Star Wars Battlefront franchise sales (Battlefront 1 & 2 that were developed by DICE) have combined for 33 million copies sold!
You all might be surprised, but we have sold over 33 million copies of Star Wars Battlefront I and Battlefront II combined. That’s a huge tale for our business going forward. – Blake Jorgensen – Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Given the amazing post-launch support DICE has given to Star Wars Battlefront 2 so far, it is kind of understandable why the two games have managed to sell this much. Of course, the fact that its Star Wars might have something to do with that, too.
Speaking of, if you’re a Star Wars Battlefront 2 player, don’t forget to check out the patch that got released earlier today, which was mostly for bug fixes.
Are you surprised at all by this revelation by EA, and does it equate to the game being good or is it because of just the brand?
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