20 November 2017 - 21:18

Star Wars: Battlefront II sales down 61% from original game in the UK

There's been a disturbance in the Force.
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Star Wars: Battlefront II physical sales are down 61 percent in the United Kingdom compared to the original game that launched in 2015, according to a report by GamesIndustry.

First week sales of Battlefront II are also down 50 percent compared to 2016's Battlefield 1, which was EA's last big first-person shooter release. The sales of Star Wars were expected to be higher.

The news of the decline in expected sales comes just days after pay-to-win concerns exploded all over the internet, culminating in a Reddit post by EA becoming the most downvoted post in the site's history.

In light of all of the backlash, EA eventually lowered in-game prices of items and certain characters, but in the end decided to pull microtransactions from the game entirely for the time being.

The sales figures don't take digital sales into account, but the steep drop-off in expectations and physical sales numbers may have a ripple effect into that realm as well.

Despite the disappointing numbers, Battlefront II was still the second-highest selling game in the region, coming in just behind Call of Duty: WWII.

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