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Battlefield V Sells 7.3 Million Units, 1 Million Lower Than Expected

Battlefield V Sells 7.3 Million Units, 1 Million Lower Than Expected - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 June 2019 / 3,878 Views

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson in a financial call to investors announced Battlefield V has sold over 7.3 million units worldwide. This is about one million lower than the company was originally expecting. 

"Battlefield V was designed from the beginning to offer a long-term live service," said Wilson. "In August, we determined that we needed some more time for final adjustments to the core gameplay to fully deliver on the potential of the live service, so we moved the ship date to November to accommodate those goals.


"Unfortunately, the later release date meant the game launched deeper into a competitive holiday window where heavy price discounting was a big factor."

Battlefield V released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on November 20, 2019.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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14 Comments
StriderKiwi (on 06 February 2019)

Those 50% discounts the week after launchmakes the 7.3 million figure look a lot better than it actually is. No matter how these companies try to spin it, BFV and Fallout 76 are huge financial disappointments, and its well deserved.

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Juma009 (on 06 February 2019)

Majority of those sales came when the game was already 50% off.
They did tell us not to buy it.

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Faelco Juma009 (on 06 February 2019)

Exactly. The financial results must be even worse than this.

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KManX89 (on 06 February 2019)

Sales down 50% from the last game, and the majority came when it was half off. LOL, I guess it's true what they say, #GetWokeGoBroke.

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Lolzorus (on 06 February 2019)

So much damage control.

There are still people out there thinking these are "kinda good numbers". In what world do they live ?

Try to translate with something else if you still think these numbers are "ok". These numbers represent a 50% drop vs first forecast and are way bellow previous battlefields.

If next Iphone sell half the total previous iphone sold, will you still call it "good numbers?

Add this to the fact, most of these sales were at 50% discount (so 1 + 1) and that they were no micro transaction day one, I would not be suprise to see that battlefield 5 revenue is only 20 to 30% of what previous entry made.

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thomas995 (on 06 February 2019)

"Battlefield V released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on November 20, 2019." Woah, BFV is releasing THIS year? :O

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Mr Puggsly (on 06 February 2019)

I'm just waiting for BF: Hardline 2.

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Walbert Mr Puggsly (on 06 February 2019)

From Respawn with the studio closed a few months after release.

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collint0101 (on 06 February 2019)

After all that complaining and boycotting and talk of sjws ruining gaming the game still managed to sell 7.3 million

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Faelco collint0101 (on 06 February 2019)

Battlefield 1 was estimated above 15 millions sales at the same point in its life, and at 21 millions in July. 50 percent decrease in sales with heavy discounting early on is a bad result.

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ironmanDX collint0101 (on 06 February 2019)

At significantly reduced prices, sure.

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thomas995 collint0101 (on 06 February 2019)

Still sad it's considered poor sales when it still sold amazingly well, relatively speaking :/

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venomcarnage (on 06 February 2019)

While I agree that the controversy around this game affected it's sales to a degree. For a game to launch with the bugs and glitches this game came out with and amount of features and modes this thing had missing and this is after they delayed the damn thing.

i actually consider these numbers pretty good considering the state this game was in when it launched.

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Lolzorus venomcarnage (on 06 February 2019)

Knowing how they got these numbers ... no it can't be good. I could be the majority of game sold were sold at a 50% discount price.

Add to that the fact there was no micro-transaction for 2 months and you would get a better picture of what industrial fail this game is.

7 millions game with no micro and 50% discounted does not equal 7 millions games with 60-50 usd price tag and micro.

The number of viewer of twich is close to 0. EA released their battle royale game and, at the same time, killed bf5 battleroyale mode 1 month before release lol.

I would not be suprised if they stop to support this game in the next 6 months.

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