Titanfall: Microsoft Boasts "Hundreds of Thousands" Playing the "Most Anticipated Game of the Year"

Today Titanfall launched in the UK, and Microsoft sent a quite enthusiastic press release explaining that things are going quite well across the Channel and in the US.

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The_Infected1317d ago

And...? Are we suppose to cheer for you?

hulk_bash19871317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

You can Golf clap if you'd like.

is that guesstimate shared between both the PC and Xbox One or just the Xbox? Just curious as I bought the game, but for PC.

TomShoe1317d ago

Very vague wording with this PR statement.

So far, we can narrow it down to between 200k and 900k people who've bought the game so far. What's odd is, if they had sold more than half a million, they probably would have let us know about it.

Any ideas, N4G?

Kingthrash3601317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

the real question is why no "tf sold this many x1 " mentions?
man oh man why do this kind of stat boasting is beyond me. a couple million playing kz 6 mil playing tlou, ....but, so what kz tf have come and are out...shuddup and announce a game....whats next? quantum break? show a new trailer..i mean ..

nicksetzer11317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

@kingtrash I don't think you formed a single complete sentence there. However, I am positive you did not make any intelligent points....

allastocata1317d ago


Well I would assume there are no mentions of "tf sold this many x1," because it has been 3 days since launch and a lot of retailers haven't even turned in any sales statistics yet... Give them some time, and one reason this statistic actually matters, whereas TLOU and killzone may have sold more copies(not real sure why you are throwing around TLOU numbers, as it was a GOTY winner and has been out for a long time) is the high user count simultaneously on microsofts servers. TLOU and likely KZ never had several hundred thousand players to support at once.

ThanatosDMC1317d ago

I thought it would reach a million. Guess not.

guitarded771317d ago

I wish there was an absolute way to determine what the sales would have been if it was on PS platforms too, and the price MS paid for exclusivity. I'm not trolling... I would just love to see that information hit the gaming media (if there was a possibility of actually getting that data).

NewMonday1317d ago


my thoughts exactly, you would think Titanfall would manage at least 1 million day1 sales.

really surprised, guess the hype while strong is contained within a certain group and not catching on, in my home we have 4 gamers but I'm the only one who knows about Titanfall.

nicksetzer11317d ago

@thanatos and new monday, he is saying hundreds of thousands playing, as in all at once, not over time. Plus, I highly doubt with 500k preorders in just the US (as of sunday) that globally, and including day of sale, it would easily be one million. Boasting hundreds of thousands consistantly on is amazing, not even COD was able to pull that many users "playing" all at once.

Eonjay1317d ago


One doesn't merely sell like COD because it is hyped to do so lol. It will still sell good though. I predict 650k.

Army_of_Darkness1317d ago

"Xbox One is the best place to play Titanfall and there has never been a better time to join the new console generation."

Promote this game to the DEATH MS! to the DEATH! like as if you actually owned the ip ;-)

Wizard_King1317d ago


Titanfall: Microsoft Boasts "Hundreds of Thousands" Playing the "Most hyped Game of the Year"

Hype and anticipation are 2 different things, just because you plaster adds for it and buy 10/10's all over the place doesn't make it anticipated, it makes it hyped.

I lol'd my pants of at the best place to play TF is on XB1 bit.

Bigpappy1317d ago

I want to predict too. I predict it Sold well over a Million across X1 and PC day 1 with most sales going to X1, and that X1 would have easily exceeded 1 Million buy the end of this week, with more than 70,000 consoles sold this week and over 150,000 X1's sold, in NA alone, by month end.

Eonjay1317d ago


I think Xbox One sales for the month will exceed 150k

kopicha1317d ago


unfortunately that is not how MS works. Whenever they report their console sales it does not factor how many does the retailers have sold. To them they only report what they have "shipped" since to them that is considered "sold" where in theories is true but technically it is not an accurate figure. You new here about how they have been working?

AceBlazer131317d ago

Here's where my hate for Titanfall comes from. When announced the media hyped this game as the second coming of jesus.Then come release it's another fps.

DOMination-1317d ago


Sony do the exact same thing.

Azzanation1317d ago

MS never use sales figures for there games, the games can sell over 1 million copies but they have never been the company to brag and mention sales. When did MS come out and say Halo 4 sold over 8 million units? MS talk about how many kills or deaths or Zombies people have killed. That's how they work. A game can sell but doesn't mean its being played. They would rather talk about how many gamers are playing there games then how many people have brought there games and sold them off.

UltimateMaster1317d ago

"Titanfall: Most Anticipated Game of the Year"
Well this is going to be a boring year...

rainslacker1316d ago (Edited 1316d ago )


So you're saying that TF has an almost 1 in 3(or 1 in 3.4 based on your console sale predictions) attach rate with the X1? Something that even Forza 5 hasn't even achieved yet despite being an Xbox staple franchise. All in less than a week?

This game will sell more on 360 and PC than it does on the X1. Raw install base numbers just make that highly probable, and I doubt X1 TF numbers will be up there in the millions.

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Pogmathoin1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

Serious, rather than play games on your $ony, you come here and be sad....

Edit: meant for the serious guy below. Sorry.

Allsystemgamer1317d ago

What's a $ony and how can I play on it?

ger23961317d ago

So what are you doing on here?

Soldierone1317d ago

I won't lie. I'm just wasting time waiting for MGS and InFamous to come out haha

pwnsause_returns1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

$ony? You mean the company that just sold their ps4s for $400 a pop, while Microsoft is selling their stuff at $500???? The company that are selling the. Most powerful next gen console for cheap? Ooooooooookkkkkkkkaaaayyyyy... ..

Next stupid insult please....

kenshiro1001317d ago

And yet you're here talking about Sony. Don't be a hypocrite.

TheSaint1317d ago

What was that one bubble? Care to elaborate? No, guess not.

Ron_Danger1317d ago

Just like every Infamous article getting hounded by MS fanboys trying their hardest to downplay how amazing it looks and plays based off of every preview (both professional and leaked early receivers).

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ifistbrowni1317d ago

there is no way this game is getting Game of the Year. I dont know what game will. But, it definitely will not be TitanFall.

This game is already boring. I'm returning mine to Walmart tomorrow and trying to get a cash refund by saying i didn't know it required Xbox Live. I hope it works.

Kiwi661317d ago

gee it is an online only multiplayer game how you didn't understand that is funny as it has been known for months

ifistbrowni1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

@mrkrispy, Gee, i know its an online only video game. I said the game is boring and i want to return it. I opened it, so i need to lie to get a cash refund so im going to say i didnt know it needed Xbox Live.

Its funny how you didnt understand that. Reading comprehension classes have been around for ages.

Tedakin1317d ago

Uh, there's a thing right on the front of the box that says it requires Xbox Live Gold. Good luck.

ifistbrowni1317d ago

@tedakin, What's Xbox Live Gold?

Ignorance is bliss.

BTW, i highly doubt some old lady working the register at a local walmart is going to understand what "Xbox Live Gold" is. I'll tell her i bought the Gold, but i didn't know Xbox Live required the internet.

Thanks for the luck, though. I hope i dont need it.

Edward751317d ago

@ ifistbrowni

Great, lie, cheat steal.... You are the first person I have seen on N4G admit to straight up lying. Just think if you can admit it to these people on n4g, stop being a punk and admit it to the one person in walmart who will deal with you. You are a disgusting individual.

ifistbrowni1317d ago

@edward, but how would i get my cash refund then?

Opened games should be eligible for return. I was going to trade it in to Gamestop, but then i remembered Walmart is lenient when it comes to returning things. So, instead of getting screwed over by a dis-honest company like gamestop, i'd rather be the one doing the screwing.

You can take it personal, though. It's the internet and im talking about returning a game that i dont like. I see how it concerns you so much, so its completely understandable how you can seem so offended.

Wizard_King1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )


Good on you bro don't listen to all these high and might sheep, if you think it's a turd then bloody well return it.

People have been returning the whole XB1 console to JB Hifi stores in Australia due to the interface not working perfectly.

I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to get your money back, at least you didn't buy it digital.

And don't worry about what the XBones say, TF is the only thing they have that's better that poop. I'd be a very sad and board gamer if all I had was an XB1

Father__Merrin1317d ago

it's GOTG in case you didn't notice!!!!!

whyisthehorsestaring1317d ago


Why are you so angry ha.

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ALLWRONG1317d ago

"And...? Are we suppose to cheer for you?"

You would be if it was on the PS4.

MikeGdaGod1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

if it were truly the most anticipated game wouldn't it show in sales of the system?

Gamer19821317d ago

Erm I log onto COD at launch and just on PS3 alone (the worst selling of the 2 consoles for COD) there is over 3 million players.. So hundreds of thousands for both xbone and PC isn't that great.. People will say this is down to less consoles sold but aren't people supposed to buy the console for this game? Plus theres 70 million STEAM (Im aware its not on STEAM) users meaning theres at least 70 million PC gamers.

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kratoz12091317d ago

Once Microsoft's Contract ends EA will bring this to Sony's Consoles

DJ1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

Probably. Mass Effect was an "Xbox Exclusive" and look how that turned out.

n4rc1317d ago

So was mgs.. What's your point?

-EvoAnubis-1317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

@n4rc : The Metal Gear Sold series was NEVER exclusive; only a few titles were.

Tedakin1317d ago

Yeah that contract ended because Bioware was bought out by EA voiding all contracts. So who is going to buy out EA?

Kingthrash3601317d ago

so was ff for sony...his point 3rd party exclusives tend to become non exclusive over time. just as tf will. i doubt ea or respawn would sale it now. its another franchise that would make more as a non exclusive.

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monkeyDzoro1317d ago

Most anticpated game of what ? For you perhaps.
My most anticipated games just got delayed. The Division and now, The Witcher3.
Now I've two left : TheOrder and Destiny.

dc11317d ago (Edited 1317d ago )

You hit my top four as well.
Great minds....


rainslacker1316d ago

For me personally it's The Order, Drakengard 3, and Mind Zero. Bayonetta 2 may get a place if they ever show anything more from it.:)

5eriously1317d ago

LOL, PR hype at it's best!

Every-time NPD numbers becomes available M$ PR comes with another PR invention or is it distraction?

Kiwi661317d ago

this is no different to when sony say similar things about their games

polow got sol1317d ago

Great news ms it's well deserved. Titanfall is a great game. Keep the great exclusives coming.