Publishing giant Electronic Arts has said that November's Star Wars title Jedi: Fallen Order is set to sell 10m copies by the end of the financial year.
That's according to CFO Blake Jorgensen, who told investors – as reported by Seeking Alpha – that the firm initially expected developer Respawn's title would sell between six and eight million units between its November 2019 release and March 2020.
The finance boss said that the game had "significantly beat" EA's expectation and was now on track to sell 10m units. Jorgensen also says that this is a "very strong result" for a single-player action game, a type of release that has become less popular with the big publishers in the age of the more lucrative service-based titles. This does seem to be one factor in EA's why EA's decision to cancel Visceral's Ragtag Star Wars game.
Following Jedi: Fallen Order's launch, EA said that the game was its fastest-selling Star Wars PC game, which means it beat both Battlefronts.
"Sales of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order significantly beat our expectations," Jorgensen said.
"We had forecast 6 million to 8 million units for the fiscal year, but to hit the high end of that in the third quarter and now we anticipate selling around 10 million units in the fiscal year, a very strong result for a single-player action game."