EA Forecasts 6M Sales for Anthem in Six Weeks

Posted by Megalith 9:30 AM (CST)

Sunday February 10, 2019

According to EA’s crystal ball, Anthem will be a pretty big success: CFO Blake Jorgensen has told investors the publisher expects to sell as many as six million copies of the BioWare title before the end of the fiscal year. Anthem’s two demo weekends, which, according to Jorgensen, helped people realize "it is a game that's unlike any other game they've ever played," saw more than 40M hours of play, so there does seem to be healthy interest in the title.

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 publicized technical issues.