Star Wars Battlefront has shipped over 13 million units since launching in November, EA has announced, beating the publisher's original expectations. The figure includes around 1 million copies bundled with the limited edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 console.
EA had initially expected Battlefront to sell between 9-10 million units by the end of March 2016, but ramped up its target to 13 million just prior to release.
The sales were also correctly estimated by industry analyst Michael Pachter, who said earlier this month that he believed sales were in the region of 12-13m units.
It isn't yet clear how many units were actually sold to consumers, but CFO Blake Jorgensen states that the publisher is "very comfortable" with the number of copies being sold through.
"We actually had a very strong sell-through during [Q3] as well as sell-in and there are some accounts obviously that are replenishing in there, as they get through their January timeframe," he said during an earnings call last night. "We're very comfortable with where the channel inventory is now."
Star Wars Battlefront launched on PS4, Xbox One and PC in November. Its first piece of premium DLC is due to arrive in March, while a new Death Star expansion is also scheduled for release later this year.
Source: EA, seekingalpha.com