Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - last year's action adventure game from Respawn Entertainment, the first single player game to be set in the universe of Star Wars in a long time, sells like hot cakes. Electronic Arts predicts that by March 31 the title will have been reached 10 million customers. This is well above the publisher's expectations so far, who expected sales of 6-8 million copies in this period. Information on the subject appeared in the last financial report of the company.
"Sales of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order significantly beat our expectations. We had forecast 6 million to 8 million units for the fiscal year but hit the high end of that in the third quarter, and we now anticipate selling around 10 million units in the fiscal year, a very strong result for a single-player action game," said EA's CFO, Blake Jorgensen.
It is worth noting that this is not the first such news about the Fallen Order. In December, we reported on the sensational digital sales of the title (in this respect, it even broke the record for all Star Wars games), as well as the fact that it found over a million buyers on Steam alone. EA and Lucasfilm are certainly very pleased that they decided to make this game - especially the latter, considering that initially they were not interested in a game about Jedi knights at all.
It is noteworthy that such high sales of Fallen Order are probably connected to some extent with the publicity around the Star Wars brand - the premiere of episode 9 (The Rise of Skywalker) in cinemas and the emergence of a highly-popular series The Mandalorian on the Disney+ streaming platform. Solid results were also recorded by Battlefront II, which again raised interest among the players (the first and second installments of this series - those created by EA DICE - sold a total of 33 million copies).
As a reminder, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order made its debut on November 15, 2019 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Everything seems to indicate that work on the continuation of the game is already underway - we know that Respawn Entertainment is looking for employees for the next project set in the universe of Star Wars.
- Electronic Arts - official website
- Respawn Entertainment - official website
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – EA (Finally) Strikes Back
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - game guide