Star Wars Battlefront was released close to the date that The Force Awakens was hitting the cinemas, so there was never any doubt that it would sell a lot of copies. Well, it looks like that strategy has paid off because it looks like Star Wars Battlefront has sold approximately 12 million copies in its first two months of release.
Not bad at all. With the Star Wars hype in full swing, there was never any doubt that it would be a hit, but that’s still impressive. Especially when you consider that Battlefront is not expected to get any kind of tie-in DLC with The Force Awakens.
Analyst Michael Pachter said that at roughly $55 per copy, he expects that the game has managed to take in $660 million. Over the next few months it will likely pull in even more revenue.
Those are huge numbers, but interestingly back in December GameStop executive Tony Bartel said that Battlefront’s November numbers weren’t up to their expectations. It makes you wonder how many copies they were expecting to sell. So it looks like the Star Wars marketing machine is back up and running at full steam. It will be interesting to see how many are sold in total.