'Titanfall 2' News: Weak Sales Caused By Wrongly Timed Release Date?; Critics Say Otherwise [VIDEO]By Ernest Aguila, UniversityHerald Reporter
It is that time of the year again where the holidays are near and triple-A games are being released left and right. As such, fans and avid gamers alike can grab the latest and the greatest of the games this year off the shelves. However, ratings and high-praises to a game does not always translate well to its corresponding sales. This currently holds true to "Titanfall 2," whose weak sales are being attributed to a wrongly timed release date, according to sources.
"Titanfall 2" was launched in Oct. 28 alongside other triple-A first-person shooter games released around the same time, such as "Battlfield 1" and "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Now, reports indicate that the sci-fi shooter isn't garnering that much sale, Forbes noted.
It stated further that analysts have already estimated the decrease of the game's sales from 9 million to 6 million, Forbes learned. As such, analyst Doug Creutz elaborated that downgrading the shares of Electronic Arts is due to the unsatisfactory sales of "Titanfall 2" being sufficient enough to compensate for the success of "Battlefield 1."
However, Forbes went on to defend the title by stating that it wasn't entirely the game's fault. It was due to the inevitable release date of the game.
Critics have praised the game's content in their reviews, whether it be the fantastic single-player campaign, which was compared to the satisfaction of playing "DOOM," or to the multitude of corrections and improvements it has learned from its predecessor, University Herald reported.
Moreover, other critics also pointed out that the highly anticipated release dates for upcoming sequels, such as "Dishonored 2" and "Watchdogs 2," will only complicate "Titanfall 2's" situation even more, PC Gamer learned.
Although many think that "Titanfall 2's" release date was questionable, it was mentioned that the date of the launch was already locked-in a long time ago, PC Gamer noted. A representative of the game provided the source with a statement saying that Respawn, developer of "Titanfall 2," was never really concerned with their decision to release the game around the same time as other giant titles.
Despite the current state of the game, critics are still hopeful that "Titanfall 2" will receive better ratings and sales in the near future.