Electronic Arts is optimistic about the sales of Titanfall 2 and Battefield 1. After the companty's earnings report for the first quarter of FY2017 were published last night, CFO Blake Jorgensen said during the post-earnings call that Electronic Arts expects Titanfall 2 to sell around 9-10 million units, while Battlefield 1 just under 15 million.
"We've told people that typically a Battlefield title does about 15 million in a year," said Jorgesen. "Our guidance is slightly under that. And we hope that that excitement builds and it will clearly go through that number. But for right now, it's slightly under that number.
"And Titanfall did a little more than 7 million units last time. It was early in the cycle and one of the few titles out there. We think it'll do more than that, but it's probably closer to 10 million than it is to 15 million as built into our guidance.
"So closer to 9 million to 10 million on Titanfall and just under 15 million on Battlefield 1."
Even with Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 releasing just a week apart from each other and rival shooter Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare coming one week after Titanfall 2, this statement from Electronic Arts' CEO shows the confidence that the company has in both games. If positive/negative reception on Youtube trailers for the games is anything to go by, Jorgesen might be right on the mark, as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was received with negative criticism while Battlefield 1 was completely the oposite.
Battlefield 1 releases on the 21st of October on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Titanfall 2 will release on the same platforms one week later, on the 28th of October.