Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was certainly one of the standout releases at the end of 2019, with a strong performance both commercially and critically. However, it now seems that the game actually sold even better than expected. According to EA’s latest investor call, where the company discussed their Q3 earnings, Fallen Order sold; “beyond our projections for the quarter.”
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Has Sold Around 8 Million Copies
EA has not released precise figures for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sales, so we don’t know exactly how well it has sold. However, EA’s projections for the game’s sales were between six and eight million copies. During the recent investors’ call, EA further clarified that the game had; “hit the high-end” of their expectations for sales. That strongly suggests that Fallen Order has sold around, or even more than, eight million copies; a very significant amount for a purely single-player game.
Furthermore, EA’s CFO and COO, Blake Jorgensen, went on to say that EA had increased their sales projections for Fallen Order and now expect it to reach 10 million copies sold by the end of Q4 (the end of March 2020). By comparison, the latest God of War, which achieved record sales figures, sold close to 10 million copies in roughly the same amount of time. While God of War obviously sold better, Fallen Order’s figure is not far behind. Moreover, it lends further credence to the belief that there is a very significant and profitable market for high-quality, single-player games.
Ever since God of War, triple-A single-player games have tended to perform well both commercially and critically. Of course, there is still plenty of money to be made in big, ongoing multiplayer games like Modern Warfare or Fortnite. However, publishers do seem to be realising that there is perhaps also an untapped and lucrative market for single-player content. It’s hard not to notice all the excitement for a game like Cyberpunk 2077, for example. All of this means that, hopefully, there will be even more single-player games on the horizon.