While there was a ton of gamer and media backlash regarding Star Wars Battlefront II and the game’s originally planned microtransactions, it seems the game wasn’t affected as much as some people expected.
According to EA’s latest earnings call, Star Wars Battlefront II sold over nine million units, which is lower than EA’s expected 10 million target. Additionally, and what might be more important to Battlefront II players, microtransactions will be re-implemented in the game in the next “few months.”
— Sarah E. Needleman (@saraheneedleman) January 30, 2018
Sure, gamers are in full-on hate mode for EA, and even Battlefront II, but just as we reported last year, sales weren’t affected that much. It also shot up to the digital sales charts on PSN in December of 2017.
In other Star Wars Battlefront II news, DICE has already mentioned that they will be changing how progression works, which might be tied in to how microtransactions will be reintroduced down the line.
Surprised at the Battlefront II sales numbers? Or not at all given the hardcore gaming crowd is but a small fraction of consumers?