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Submitted by africanos23 302d ago | news

EA Stocks Nosedive Due to Battlefield 4 Sales Decrease

HardwarePal : The sales were affected by the launch , the first week was a nice start for the game but wasn’t much of an expected milestone. The franchise managed to sell 622k copies of the game, but the worst started in the second week where it’s sales were almost cut in half Globally (-47.6%). (Battlefield 4, EA, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Miskonius  +   302d ago
Well it was expected...
AliTheSnake1  +   302d ago
Gee, I don't know EA, let's see.

Maybe because, the game is BROKEN ?!
Fix it damn it !
Miskonius  +   302d ago
The real question is how and when are they gonna do it?
They havent even fixed the Vanilla versio and they are already about DLC's such as China Rising Second Assault.
Just give them money and dont think too much, that's all they want
Marlec  +   302d ago
Yep most clans & members i know just haven't bothered now with BF4. Anyone who says i bought bf4 & its broken just gets told "did you expect anything else" or " i told you so". After bf2, bfbc2 & bf3 all being buggy & broken the trust is gone gone gone
willie32  +   302d ago
While you are fixing it, add a party system too!
NewMonday  +   302d ago
tying all the marketing with an unpopular console could be a big reason, talk about putting all your eggs in one basket, apparently the MS moneyhat wasn't enough.
thedon8982z  +   302d ago
It makes no dame since that I got a nice fresh PS4 and BF4. This is one my primary launch games that I had been waitn for and the 64 players don't work,NO CLAN LOBBIES or any in-game support,DMR ARE GIMPED and for some dumb-a@@ reason all my saved game data is constantly being corrupted and wiped out, this makes tryn to finish the single player portion pretty much useless.DICE GET YOUR SH@T TOGETHER.Good thing i got Killzone:shadowfalls and all the F2P games to help soften the blow.I dont what worse the fact the you got moneyhated by M$ or the fact you keep talkn about dlc when the basic game is brocken.

While I am at since I am stuck with only domination and team death-match. Get rid of all those dumb-a@@ COD STYLE MAPS if I wanted to be stuck in a cramped a@@ map I would have bought COD:GHOST.
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3-4-5  +   302d ago
BF4 will sell really well once they fix bugs & give us 32v32 via conquest mode.
DeadMansHand  +   302d ago
So EAs conquest to raise the stock fails miserably. Oh, the irony....
mochachino  +   302d ago
I bought it for PS4 and the multiplayer is broken. It's a compete chore trying to get a match and the only ones I can get are rush.

I bought the game for 64 player conquest. Feels like a waste of money.
MatrixxGT  +   302d ago
Yes same here. Very angry, hell even 32 player conquest would be ok right now. I hate just about every other part of MP.

I can get to team death match but if I wanted that id buy cod.
khellendros1  +   302d ago
Yeah, I'm really disappointed in BF right now. I can only get on domination and rush sometimes. What's aggravating is that EA is denying there is any problems.
thedon8982z  +   302d ago
Right tryn to say somthing like we will fix it "NEXT WEEK" how f@@kn convenient after XBONE is launched and they get Second Assault timed exclusive.If this game was not so much fun and Epic and one of the primary games I play with my clan(when it works).I would have passed on there a$$'s a long time ago when they canceled Bad company 3.
frostypants  +   302d ago
Yep. Conquest mode IS Battlefield. Everything else is fluff. The fact that it doesn't work is completely fubar.
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malokevi  +   302d ago
Looking forward to seeing if it will run properly on my Xbox tonight.
MatrixxGT  +   302d ago
Good luck. I've just been trophy hunting the campaign as MP is so jacked up.
malokevi  +   302d ago
That sucks. I usually can't bring myself to finish the first level of FPS campaigns. I'm just gonna pray to Jebus, Buddha, Allah, Veishneu, and the whole gang.
Naga  +   302d ago
Isn't it a bit premature to despair over "low" sales when they are about to see a 200K spike in sales this week thanks to Xbox One pre-orders?

(Source: VGChartz - 204,905)
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Kleptic  +   302d ago
the articles sales figures are completely useless...they're referring to PS3 sales, and its a known issue that VG doesn't even track online sales...at all...

BF4 is NOT a 360/ps3 game...2nd week sales dropping by 47% on a 7 year old system?...wow...big surprise...as that is yet another week closer to the Ps4 or xbox one version...this title was never focused on current gen systems, so their lackluster sales should not be surprising...

In either case...i feel bad for DICE, but think EA is getting exactly what they deserve about this...its an AMAZING game...but only when it works...and working less than 50% of the time across nearly any platform is so far from acceptable its not even funny...its been confirmed that EA forced it out to beat ghosts, and it back fired...but, at least on PC, its coming around pretty quickly...another client patch for this weekend, monday has the rumored R12 server update giving more control back to admins, etc...and for a lot of us, the crashing has dropped significantly...
Miskonius  +   302d ago
You are right there, but when you see how big is drop in sales after week one you really have to wonder.
Those are preorders from people who are still hoping that the game would be fixed by launch (or a bit later)
They tried to compete with COD and they have failed form this perspective. People are buying COD no matter what. They should have just finished the damn game and the numbers might be even better.
Instead we got his...
TacticAce  +   302d ago
Of course I hope developers understand how important game optimization is now and stop relying on patches so much. You will lose sales and fans if they keep that up.
Naga  +   302d ago
Part of me would like to think that we have the launch windows to thank for the incompleteness of some of these games. Because I have to agree... the trend of perpetual patches is bad for the industry and for gamers in general.
Kleptic  +   302d ago
ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS blame a publisher for pushing a game out...this is entirely EA...nothing to do with developer competence...

BF4 does things in multiplayer that no other title ever attempted...a tangible sign of how good of a dev DICE can be...however, suits at EA love buying more suits...and the sooner they push something out the sooner they can buy them...BF4 is case and point...fantastic title that was released at least 2 months too early...
porkChop  +   302d ago
Really? I wouldn't consider a drop of 1.37% to be a "nosedive". Another "journalist" looking for hits.
Seraphemz  +   302d ago
LOL!!! Exactly... 1.37% is no where near nosedive...
hiredhelp  +   302d ago
People still playing BF3 myself wasnt ready for BF4 too soon.
grassyknoll  +   302d ago
Good. Broken games don't deserve great sales. The Battlefield games another 6 months on top of the 2 years they currently have (This is EA's, not DICE's fault)
Belking  +   302d ago
COD is still the champ.
DarthJay  +   302d ago
I would say everything will pick up with sales on the new consoles...
HappyWithOneBubble  +   302d ago
All that millions on advertising lol.
Omegasyde  +   302d ago
Serves them right for releasing BF4 broken and Madden only upgrading grass+ 5 fan models in the stands.
suc915  +   302d ago
Ps4 Bf4=I cant play rush or conquest. Constant crashing. The netcode is garbage. Singleplayer progress wiped out. No commander mode. No emblem support. No pre game squad lobby. Ton of graphical glitches. Game breaking revive glitch. Broken knifing system. These are just off the top of my head I know there's a lot more. Straight up infinished! EA will be the end of the bf series.
T2  +   302d ago
wow that's crazy, I have been playing on ps3 and have had very few issues... weird that they would make a totally worse version for next gen...
Big-Bruizzer  +   302d ago
Can we just go ahead and give EA worst company in America for the third year in a row now and skip all the formalities?
S2Killinit  +   302d ago
I think it maybe partly due to the fact that EA decided to shift alliances to MS this time around and since they had built up their support on a playstation console (PS3) most of whom are purchasing PS4s they sort of shunned their support base in favor of the more Call of Duty oriented base in xbone. Although the same could be said of Call of Duty since Activision has sided with PS4 this time around, yet they seem to be doing just fine? idk. Either way, as much as I wish EA would have stuck with Playstation where most of their sales came from last generation, I do think Battlefield is a pretty decent game.
Holymsophy  +   302d ago
with EA's current track record, why do people still support them?

If you bought a half cooked game from EA, you deserve it
ezop  +   302d ago
That's just about everone then :)
MajorGecko  +   302d ago
works decent on xbox 360 only freezes on dawn breaker i instantly quit when that map loads up will upgrade to ps4 or x1 when those versions run good aswell
ezop  +   302d ago
this story is full of sh*t, ive just checked there own wwebsite and its as follows :

3 PS3 Battlefield 4 326,050
4 X360 Battlefield 4 313,967

theres 640k on its own never mind the PC sales version of the game, which im sure is alot more than the console verion of the game since it is PC 1st, then ported to us.

*EDIT*

EA Stock price is up 0.39 points (1.70%)

23.39 Up 0.39(1.70%) 10:13PM GMT
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ExPresident  +   302d ago
Hogwash! Peter Moore said the Battlefield reported problems don't exist and are untrue!

FALSE I SAY! FALSE!

/sarcasm. Douchebag.
rbluetank  +   302d ago
I just want to play conquest 64 player. I can not play conquest. I get lost connection drops on the reminding modes. I am not playing this game until it gets fixed...
Kilburno  +   302d ago
This article has terrible writing and grammar.
MsmackyM  +   302d ago
With EA's anti-capitalists practices with Nintendo it wouldn't surprise me they would screw their own fan bases with rushed software
Jovanian  +   302d ago
I don't blame people for not wanting to buy it. 100+ dollars for the game if you want all the stuff is a pretty insane price
Urbz7870  +   302d ago
BF4 is fun as hell when its working fine but Shame on EA for release the game in the state that it was in.
badboy776  +   302d ago
Shouldn't have Advertised it as a Xbone One Exclusive in the Commmercials!!!
qzp  +   302d ago
I'm so happy to hear this. It isn't until 5 months out when all the bugs and flawed game design is ironed out from DICE games that it is actually worth buying. If they focused on fixing/polishing the game and not having DLCs ready for milking money out of people a week after launch they wouldnt be having this problem. Typical EA move that should be punished.
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Vegetarianshark  +   302d ago
Shine on EA! Keep doing these practices where you rush your devs to release unfinished products and overprice those products so that you can fill you're money hungry corporate asses fast! I think EA is waiting to follow into Capcom's footsteps before they realize their crap practices, unfortunately that won't happen soon enough.
ninjahunter  +   302d ago
People getting tired of 20 of the same game in the past 3 years?! NO, NEVER
eyeDEVOUR  +   302d ago
How about STOP trying to beat cod and release a complete game.... The multiplayer maps are terrible...bf3 had some great maps but the multiplayer was broke for the first six damn months...I have it on ps3 and I'm embarrassed now that of talked some diehard cod players to switch over...I may just say fuckit and trade it in while the value is still descent
ufo8mycat  +   302d ago
What a dilemma

People hold off buying BF4 because of EA's sloppy work
EA continues to be sloppy to save $$ due to these low sales.

EA will cancel the series before they decide to put some effort in polishing the game.
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