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UK boxed charts: Disappointing debut for Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II's Week One boxed sales in the UK were significantly lower than anticipated.

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DeadSilence272d ago

WW2 3rd Week >>> Flop Wars LootFront 2 1st week.

Let that siiiiiiiink innn iiiin.

PapaBop272d ago

Makes me proud to be British, we don't bend over backwards for BS practices.

XbladeTeddy272d ago

The government has been bending us over for years with their bullshit practices.

SirBradders272d ago

Its not that bad Teddy, we got it good if you work for it.

Usperg272d ago

Didn't you bend over backwards for your Americunt masters and use BS practices called "LIES" to justify war with Iraq and invade???????

Didn't you do an lot of BS practices to the people in Ireland for hundreds of years......

YOU Brits know a hell of a lot about BS practices, i just don't have the time to keep writing unfortunately . YOU Numpty!

ravinash272d ago

"Didn't you do an lot of BS practices to the people in Ireland for hundreds of years"...

No, they just came straight out and shot'em.

Barneyco272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

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1nsomniac272d ago

Haha if you look around you & see what’s going on here in Britain yet are still proud to be British there’s something very wrong with you.

This country is a disgrace & an embarrassment. We’ve long overtaken the yanks as being the stupidest country on the planet. Fair play on the battlefront though!

mafiahajeri272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

loool I love when people talk about where their from like everybody there is some hot shit freedom fighter

Man you guys take it reverse cowboy 😂😂 no lube, lol.

You dont bend over huh? You guys take it up the ass yearly and guess who from? EA!! The amount brits spend on FUT in FIFA is worse then anything BF 2 has done. lol might aswell pull your pants down at the store 😂😂

I know people who have spent upwards of 500$ on FUT, a lot of people actually

And guess what? CODs #1 in sales in the UK and we all know how decent their practices are lmfao

All this BF hate is making people blind. Man Activison must be laughing to the bank with this BF 2 fiasco 😂

Activison must sound like that Shaggy song right now "it wasnt me" lol

Big_Game_Hunters272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

Dont have pride that you were born in a country. Thats petty and ignorant as hell.

The_KELRaTH272d ago

Wow from standing up for NO MT to Blair the War criminal did in just a few posts - impressive!

Knushwood Butt272d ago

VAT at 20%, yet still rubbish services...

PapaBop272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

Jeez, taking rare pride in being from my country and you all take it on yourself to go off on a long rant, you all sound like real fun parties. Tbh I can't fault most of the complaints as many are completely on the mark but ultimately you have to learn to enjoy the little victories.. or well you end up turning out like you bitter a-holes.

mafiahajeri272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

Lmao trying to act all humble now gtfo you came across as an elitist prick.

XStation4pio_Pro272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

I love the brits but you should learn some more history :) but hey. At least your countrymen didn’t vote in trump. *sigh*

sprinterboy272d ago

The british government have been shafting me up the backside for yrs, so proud to be british/s

bloop272d ago

"Didn't you do an lot of BS practices to the people in Ireland for hundreds of years...... "

Yes, unfortunately they don't seem to teach that part of English history in their schools, conveniently. Tiocfaidh ár lá!!

RommyReigns271d ago

'Makes me proud to be British, we don't bend over backwards for BS practices.'

Yet FIFA is allowed to lurk around, EA brainwashing football fans every year into buying/feeding into this half assed Ultimate Team cash cow, and all EA do every year is change sliders, update the roster (aka 'do something basic like copy soccermanager rosters') and kits, include gimmicks and keep the media hush hush away from the scam.

BABY-JEDI271d ago

I thought Brexit was all because of British (English) bullshit practice 🤔 Pity there isn’t a button that turns that shit off 😢

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Jinger272d ago

It only beat it in physical sales though... Battlefront 2 still made #1 in revenue. Less sales, but more revenue... hmmm

Nyxus272d ago

"Digital will have made up for some of that drop-off (based on the performance of other games this year). Although, based on EA's digital figures, that won't be enough to make up for the shortfall."

Jinger272d ago

@Nyxus

Well apparently it did if it beat out CoD in revenue which also sold more physical, has a season pass AND also MT's. So it must have certainly made up for a very large chunk

Ittoittosai271d ago

It means more people bough the gold edition than standard. Not really hard to figure out.

_-EDMIX-_271d ago

It's clear it took a hit because of the controversy but it also could have simply took a hit because the 15 million that might have purchased Battlefront 1 clearly a percentage of them did not want to return regardless.

We don't really know how much this is going to affect the sales long-term until we get more data.

Damthatsword271d ago (Edited 271d ago )

i love how you keep showing up to convince yourself this isnt happeing. 61% drop off from the last game. reality hits hard doesnt it :)

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moegooner88272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

" However, first week sales are more than 50% down compared with last year's shooter. The boxed sales figures are also down 61% compared with 2015's Star Wars Battlefront "

https://tenor.com/view/simp...

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Malphite271d ago (Edited 271d ago )

61% down is a much bigger drop then I expected. Glad to see that so many british gamers are taking a stand against this bullshit. Hopefully this scales up globally.

gantarat272d ago

Head Title make me think game sale rank around 7 or 8.

Chaos_Order272d ago

"Keep moaning about the loot boxes but everyone will still buy it anyway."

;)

DillyDilly272d ago

They will buy it but they will quickly stop playing it forcing EA to give up on the game long term

The 10th Rider272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

Yup, I've said repeatedly you're dealing with pretty much every single active Reddit user hearing about the controversy. On top of that every one of EA's Facebook ads is filled with comments exposing their BS.

Just don't tell users like EDMIX who insist it won't effect sales, lol.

gantarat272d ago (Edited 272d ago )

Can i ask same thing with call of duty: ww 2,shadow of war and assassin's creed origins ?

Those 3 game have loot box and sold very well.

_-EDMIX-_271d ago

?? You were reported for being combative

Also why on Earth you keep saying that I stated this when my comments actually state it won't affect sales that much? This game is still ranked number 2 in that region.

Please stop with the personal attacks because I actually never stated this was going to never a fact even a single sale...

You're grossly exaggerating the statement.

Edito271d ago

@gantarat

What these three games have in common?

They all have a massive campaign mode that people are happy with on the other hand Star Wars have a week campaign with less than 10 hours and an unbalanced MP full of loot boxes and MT.

BenjaMan64272d ago

It was #2 in sales and #1 in revenue. Yes, people still bought it.

The 10th Rider272d ago

But not nearly as many people did. Also day 1 sales are the die hard fans who would buy it regardless of the controversy, sales will tank more next week.

JEECE272d ago

Please don't pretend to be so simple. The controversy was never going to stop all sales; the point was to make a significant dent, which clearly happened.

TKCMuzzer271d ago (Edited 271d ago )

Correct me if I'm wrong but Battlefront 2 has a higher retail price than most games. I could not find it under £40 at launch. I got WW2 for £40, a couple of quid on each title will drive revenue up without the sales. EA's thinking, you can have all the maps free but to counteract that we will make sure it is a couple of quid/dollars more expensive to buy in the first place.
I'm no fan of Battlefront but do like Battlefield and for that franchises sake I wish EA and DICE would part ways, EA have one goal and it only benefits men/woman in suits.
This is the kick EA needs, stop forcing devs to put crap like this in games and let them make the games they want.
Star Wars is a huge franchise, EA did not need loot boxes to make extra money, a great Star Wars game would sell well and turn a healthy profit, they added them to fleece Star Wars fans and fill their already greedy pockets, its as simple as that.

The 10th Rider271d ago

@KCMuzzer,

Yeah, I've always been a huge Battlefield fan and so hopefully this forces EA to make sure they've got their s*** straight with the next entry.

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T2X272d ago

Actually, I bought it and I think it's great. It does what I wanted it to do. I don't care so much about the mt at all. I probably will buy the new maps they'll release though. But that's just my opinion.

BenjaMan64271d ago

Yes, the game is actually good. Stable connection, no lag, and in my experience working with your team is more important than boosts gained through Star Cards.

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merciless272d ago

I'm in the UK and I refused to touch this game.

Dragonscale271d ago

I've hardly touched an ea game in 4 years lol.

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