EA forecasts 6m sales for Anthem in six weeks

first_imgEA forecasts 6m sales for Anthem in six weeksBioware’s game expected to reach sales target before the end of the fiscal yearMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 6th February 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleElectronic ArtsElectronic Arts expects between five and six million sales for Bioware’s Anthem before the end of the fiscal year.The fiscal year ends on March 31, 2019, and EA CFO Blake Jorgensen told the company’s investors that it has modelled between five and six million sales for Anthem by that date.Bioware’s highly anticipated online game launches on February 22, leaving six weeks for it to reach that target. According to EA CEO Andrew Wilson, that forecast has not changed since last quarter, even though Anthem’s demo encountered some well publicised technical issues.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Wilson told EA’s investors that the demo resulted in “people… realizing it is a game that’s unlike any other game they’ve ever played.”Wilson added, “we think there is a great opportunity not just this year for [Anthem], but that should sell well for a long period of time as we add more content through the live service plan.”EA reported its third quarter financial results yesterday, a period in which it failed to meet its own forecasts despite the launch of Battlefield V.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 3 hours agoEA acquires Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead SoftwareCanadian studio fills another gap in FIFA publisher’s expanding sports portfolioBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more