Star Wars Battlefront II First Week at Retail Sales Officially a Disaster

Down Drastically Compared to 2015 Battlefront Game

It’s been a rough ride for EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II. Earlier this year it seemed like EA had everything going for them but just before Battlefront II launched back in November, things took a turn for the worse. Unsurprisingly, after an underwhelming launch and a fair share of criticism surrounding the pay-to-play model, reports have surfaced that sales figures would be disappointing. Well, today we learned the action shooter from publisher Electronic Arts and developer EA Dice sold 1,326,906 units first week at retail.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 869,493 units sold (66%), compared to 438,708 units sold on the Xbox One (33%) and 18,705 units on Windows PC (1%).

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 558,444 units sold (42%), compared to 503,927 units sold in Europe (38%) and 36,625 units sold in Japan (3%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 128,846 units in the UK, 77,821 units in Germany, and 74,256 units in France.

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Compared to 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront game sales are way down. 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront sold 3,675,687 units in its first week. Sales have dropped by nearly two-thirds.

Star Wars Battlefront II released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on November 17, 2017.

What do you think of these numbers? Have you been playing the game? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • chicken_colonel

    It is a shame. The graphics, sound and attention to detail is amazing. They made the multiplayer incredibly frustrating however. The way you upgrade your star cards is tedious and super annoying compared to battlefront 2015. The amount of heroes onscreen at one time is unfair and no fun when on the receiving end. The ability to hop in vehicles sucks and I wish they would adopt a battlefield system of vehicular use. The gameplay is ok, but levels like theed are boring and undynamic; too often the two teams are thrown at each other down what seems like a singular path. I dream of Star Wars battlefront basically just becoming a battlefield 1 type game with conquest; as that game has massive battles nailed down to the tee. I fear the third installment will once again be a disappointment. Dice makes amazing battlefield games, I cannot understand how thy can f up such a beloved property like sar Wars??

  • chicken_colonel

    Oh yeah, and you can’t choose levels. Wtf??? How many times do I have to play theed?? I’ve seen half the levels maybe and just give up because I don’t have the time for random selections. People have lives outside of gaming EA – make it easy to drop in for a 30 min session rather than this tedious routine!

  • Them Baker boys

    One of those games that has so much going for it but so much that makes you never want to play it again. Such a convoluted monetary system of credits and star cards and crafting points..ugh. It feels like work trying to figure out what to upgrade. Also the milestones for getting rewards are unclear and don’t give you enough info on how to achieve them. The games get way out of balance very quickly and there is no way to battle back once the other team gets all of the heroes in play. Plus, once you have put in the hours and have most of the unlocks, the loot crates just give you duplicates for chump change. I spent over 8,000 battlepoints in one sitting buying loot crates and got nothing but some crafting points and duplicates. How many duplicates have I got in total? Buy now it must be over 100. And that brings up another gripe, why are there no kill/death stats? The stats overall are extremely shallow. Add to that the inability to choose what map you want to play on and what you have is a game that looks like it was made for kids and casual gamers but has an incredibly complicated rewards system that would require a CPA to decipher. EA has got to pull it together or this franchise is doomed.

  • SprSynJn

    I think that many people didn’t like the first one, no? I played the demo and found it pretty stale. It looked amazing of course, but that was it. I would prefer to get a Battlefield game if I wanted a standard shooter.