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Battlefield V is one of the biggest games coming out this fall, but a forecast of the shooter’s preorder numbers suggest it may struggle to stack up against its biggest competitors.

Battlefield V has been slow to build momentum since its lack-luster reveal shortly before E3 2018. This is likely the driving factor behind industry analyst firm Cowen Group’s reported claim that the shooter is suffering from low preorder numbers.

This claim was detailed in a report by Wall Street Journal tech reporter Sarah E. Needleman, who posted an excerpt from the report on Twitter. The report states that both Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2– easily the two biggest games launching this fall, aside from Battlefield V– are showing much better preorder numbers than Battlefield’s newest installment. The report also predicts Battlefield V may suffer the same sales fate as 2016’s Titanfall 2, considering Battlefield’s launch is similarly caught between these two other massive launches.

NPD analyst Mat Piscatella offered up a different perspective about Battlefield V‘s questionable success in his own post on Twitter, shortly following Needleman’s. According to Piscatella, day-one sales numbers are not as indicative of a game’s success as they used to be, presumably due to the post-launch support modern games have seen, keeping their communities active for much longer than before.

Between the current contenders for first place, Black Ops 4 and RDR2, the analyst firm Piper Jaffray expects Black Ops 4 to take 2018 in terms of sales, despite the swell of support for RDR2. However, Jaffray also predicts that Battlefield V will beat out RDR2 for fiscal year 2018. With so many conflicting analyst predictions, it seems like late 2018/early 2019 could be anyone’s game.

Battlefield V is slated to launch on October 19th, one week after Black Ops 4 on October 12th, and one week before Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th. All three will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with the exception of RDR2 on PC.

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Source: VG 24/7


About Nick Plessas

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Analyst reports Battlefield V preorders are lagging behind

Will Battlefield V have a hard time keeping up with other 2018 games like Black Ops 4 and Red Dead?

By Nick Plessas | 08/16/2018 03:00 PM PT

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Battlefield V is one of the biggest games coming out this fall, but a forecast of the shooter’s preorder numbers suggest it may struggle to stack up against its biggest competitors.

Battlefield V has been slow to build momentum since its lack-luster reveal shortly before E3 2018. This is likely the driving factor behind industry analyst firm Cowen Group’s reported claim that the shooter is suffering from low preorder numbers.

This claim was detailed in a report by Wall Street Journal tech reporter Sarah E. Needleman, who posted an excerpt from the report on Twitter. The report states that both Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2– easily the two biggest games launching this fall, aside from Battlefield V– are showing much better preorder numbers than Battlefield’s newest installment. The report also predicts Battlefield V may suffer the same sales fate as 2016’s Titanfall 2, considering Battlefield’s launch is similarly caught between these two other massive launches.

NPD analyst Mat Piscatella offered up a different perspective about Battlefield V‘s questionable success in his own post on Twitter, shortly following Needleman’s. According to Piscatella, day-one sales numbers are not as indicative of a game’s success as they used to be, presumably due to the post-launch support modern games have seen, keeping their communities active for much longer than before.

Between the current contenders for first place, Black Ops 4 and RDR2, the analyst firm Piper Jaffray expects Black Ops 4 to take 2018 in terms of sales, despite the swell of support for RDR2. However, Jaffray also predicts that Battlefield V will beat out RDR2 for fiscal year 2018. With so many conflicting analyst predictions, it seems like late 2018/early 2019 could be anyone’s game.

Battlefield V is slated to launch on October 19th, one week after Black Ops 4 on October 12th, and one week before Red Dead Redemption 2 on October 26th. All three will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with the exception of RDR2 on PC.

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Source: VG 24/7



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808