Battlefield 6 Will Sell Worse Than People Expect, Michael Pachter Says
As Electronic Arts announced a while ago, the shooter Battlefield 6 will release in the 2021/2022 financial year at the earliest. However, this does not prevent Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter from making a sales forecast now.
At the end of April, those responsible at Electronic Arts spoke openly for the first time about the first-person shooter Battlefield 6 and announced that it will probably only appear at the end of 2021.
While the rumors would like to have found out, among other things, that Battlefield 6 will come up with a modern setting, Electronic Arts and DICE hold back with specific details. However, this did not prevent Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter from giving a sales forecast in an interview. And this is only partially positive.
“The two Battlefield games that did super well were 4 and 1, and they came out against the two lowest rated Call of Duty games,” Pachter said. “So both of those Battlefield games did super well. Then the next Battlefield game came out against Black Ops 4, which was one of the best received games in the Call of Duty franchise, and it didn’t do that well. I mean it still sold 8 million units, but the others have done 15 million.”
“So I think that the odds of Battlefield going up against another well-received Call of Duty are pretty high, so I would say Battlefield will sell worse than people expect, because it will be up against a tough competitor,” he continued.
“But hey, if they make a great game, market it well, and have a good launch window, maybe they’ll fare better next time,” Pachter concluded.