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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Sales Were 'Well Above Expectations'

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Sales Were 'Well Above Expectations' - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 August 2021 / 1,337 Views

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson in an earnings call with investors revealed Mass Effect Legendary Edition sales were above expectations. 

"The launch of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the remaster of the first three Mass Effect games, reignited the passion of fans around the world, driving sales performance well above our expectations," said Wilson.

"Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order coming to the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 was also a moment for new and returning players to jump into that amazing game. We are going to continue to invest in both of these franchises as well as more of our amazing IP."

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Sales Were 'Well Above Expectations'

Mass Effect Legendary Edition released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Origin on May 14. It is also playable on the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility. 


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
Ka-pi96 (on 04 August 2021)

Yeah, good games do tend to sell well. That shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, but maybe it is for EA?

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SKMBlake Ka-pi96 (on 05 August 2021)

You know their take on solo games

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EnricoPallazzo (on 05 August 2021)

Good. Its a step forward to revive the franchise. Now do the same for Dragon Age please.

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method114 EnricoPallazzo (on 05 August 2021)

Yea Dragon Age origins was already showing its age at release. Having that redone from top to bottom would be great.

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Pemalite (on 04 August 2021)

Now... Just release a Switch version and an Xbox Series X/Playstation 5 Ray traced enhanced version.

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SecondWar Pemalite (on 05 August 2021)

Unfortunately, I think the latter is a pipe dream. Had the game been upgraded to the Unreal Engine 4 it might have been a possibility, but its still on Unreal 3 which I don’t believe has the capability.

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VAMatt Pemalite (on 05 August 2021)

I think if they're were gonna do the 9th gen version, it would have launched at the same time.

A Switch version seems like a remote possibility though.

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Pemalite VAMatt (on 05 August 2021)

Yes and no.
Remember they are "surprised" by the level of success. - They may wish to further capitalize on that.

It's EA and money remember.

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SecondWar Pemalite (on 06 August 2021)

Yes - maximum return for minimum effort. To go beyond the basic performance enhancements that already exist on Xbox Series & PS5, they'd need to move the game to Unreal 4.
They didn't do this in the first place because of the time & money required. So as nice as it would be (would make the games more of a true remaster and not an enhanced port)it unfortunately just isn't going to happen.

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Pemalite SecondWar (on 06 August 2021)

Unreal Engine 4 isn't required.

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TheTitaniumNub (on 05 August 2021)

Great news. Literally my favorite game of all time. (Mass Effect 1, 2, & 3 are one game) But, I'm still cautiously optimistic for the new entry.

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method114 TheTitaniumNub (on 05 August 2021)

Same here. I've never played a game series so many times in my life. I've barely played any games to completion more than once. Only ME series and Tales of Vesperia. Everything else I'll start again but never finish. FF7 remake I got close but stopped on the last chapter.

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SanAndreasX (on 06 August 2021)

Given EA’s usually unrealistic expectations, ME:LE must have sold 100 million copies if it exceeded expectations.

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SecondWar (on 06 August 2021)

Still wish EA had invested a bit more effort into the extent of the 'remaster'. 2 & 3 are really just enhanced ports, glorified as remasters for marketing purposes.
Could have been a much more advanced version if they'd been willingly to do the remaster on on Unreal 4 and not stick to Unreal 3.

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