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EA expects to sell 5-6 million copies of Anthem by March 30

EA CFO says the company expects Anthem to sell 5-6 million units by the end of March.

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Published Wed, Feb 6 2019 8:29 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

EA has been providing a bunch of new details about its various games in development, riding off of the uber-success of its just-released Apex Legends. The company has also provided some sales estimates of BioWare's upcoming game; Anthem.

EA expects to sell 5-6 million copies of Anthem by March 30 | TweakTown.com

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said that EA is aiming for 5-6 million units to be sold by the end of March, and given that Anthem launches on February 15 this gives the company just 6 weeks to hit that lofty goal. Jorgensen said that the recent success of the Anthem demo gives them confidence that the game will be a success (to the tune of 5-6 million units) during its important few weeks post-launch.

Anthem will also make even more money for EA from microtransactions, something the company refers to as "live services". We will see how Anthem sales go when it launches in just over a week from now, and through to the end of March.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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