EA Games Reports Stronger Than Expected Sales For Single Player Hit Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

EA Games Reports Stronger Than Expected Sales For Single Player Hit Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
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To say that last year’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has sold well for EA would be a massive understatement. The developers most recent foray into the Star Wars universe has proven to be a sales juggernaut, performing well above original expectations.

According to EA, they’re expecting even more amazing things from this game. The company announced that it anticipates a whopping 10 million sales by March 31, 2020. This was confirmed yesterday on EA’s earnings call.

That’s not to say that the company expected the game to flop. Original projections put the title somewhere between six to eight million for that time period. It goes to show what positive reviews can mean for a game, coupled with fan excitement over the theatrical release of The Rise of Skywalkers and the Disney+ release of The Mandalorian all around the same time period.

According to EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen, Fallen Order has already reached the higher end of its original projection, which means that the game has likely sold at least eight million copies to date.

Fallen order was the first single player action game released for Star Wars in quite a while, as EA was mostly focused on developing the co-op Battlefront games up until this point.

According to EA, the excellent sales demonstrated by Fallen Order show a “very strong result for a single-player action game.”

EA received a lot of criticism for moving away from the single player experience to focus more on live service multi-player titles like Battlefront. EA faced epic levels of controversy surrounding Battlefront 2, in particular, due to its focus on a lootbox-based system and seemingly endless micro-transactions.

However, there is still something to be said regarding the success of these multi-player titles. Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront 2 together have sold more than 33 million copies, despite the negative fan backlash. Battlefront 2 also continues to release new content, as well, adding a number of DLC elements from Rise of Skywalker recently.

The future of Star Wars games at EA will be interesting to see. The rumor mill has been churning recently, stating that EA could be working on a remake of Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic, the RPG for the original Xbox console that paved the way for Bioware classics like Mass Effect and the Dragon Age series.

Some reports state that the rumored game will be a straight up remake, while others believe it will be a sequel to the original Knights of The Old Republic.