Publishing giant Electronic Arts has announced that its latest Star Wars title Jedi: Fallen Order has become its "top-selling" game based on the IP on PC.
In a post on its investor relations page, the company said that the project from developer Respawn is its fastest-selling digital launch for a Star Wars game, meaning that it sold better than 2015's Battlefront and 2017's Battlefront 2 which are the only other releases that EA has put out based on the Star Wars IP. It snapped up the licensing rights in May 2013 having previously teamed up with EA for 2011 MMO The Old Republic which is made by its BioWare Austin studio.
All-in-all, this doesn't tell us that much about how well the game is actually selling. EA didn't announce launch sales figures for either of its Battlefront titles, meaning we have no hard data to compare it to. Star Wars Battlefront II sold less than EA's ten million unit sales forecast that the company had hoped the game would sell by the end of 2017 following the game's release in November of that year.
“On behalf of Respawn and EA, we thank everyone for their support of the studio and the team throughout the development and launch of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Telling a story in the Star Wars galaxy is a dream come true and the reception from the fans has been incredible,” Respawn boss Vince Zampella said.
“With the launch of the game, the debut of The Mandalorian and the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan!”
Disney Parks' SVP of, um, experiences and products Sean Shoptaw added: "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order demonstrates the amazing potential for original storytelling in Star Wars games.
"The close collaboration between Respawn and Lucasfilm is a perfect example of how we can deliver an experience for fans that is authentic to the stories and worlds they love, while also being an incredibly fun and innovative game. With the fantastic reception and launch so far, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has proven to be the must-play game this Holiday.”