Star Wars Video Games Generate Over $1 Billion in Sales

Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t the only blockbuster set in a galaxy far, far away. While the J.J. Abrams film continues to break records with over $1.1 billion in global box office sales, it’s also helping the video game industry.

masterfox2891d ago

Greeeaat now EA Star Wars Battlefront will never going to change is greedy ways, good job people :D

Alexious2891d ago

Greedy how? There aren't even any microtransactions.

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brich2332891d ago

Thats because it has Macrotransactions!!!

Erik73572887d ago (Edited 2887d ago )

Well we would have 20+ maps, glantic space battles, and bots,and 64 player games if they weren't greedy.

Youll get all that with this battlefront after you pay $120 dollars, just without the 64 players/bots.

I find it very interesting that EA hides the development resources and budget put into this battlefront.... it was developed for less than 2 years and it shows.

At its core its one of the most basic shooting games youll ever play and the only appealing aspect of it is its set pieces/props.

3-4-52891d ago

* The single player focused Star Wars game is going to be an RPG, while they keep Battlefront mostly multiplayer.

showtimefolks2891d ago

i seriously doubt that. future battlefront games will have single player content. they couldn't do it for this game due to the fact the game barely had over 2 years of development

that's not enough time that's why we got online only for now

Truthandreason2891d ago (Edited 2891d ago )

I say it will have an online element to push more microtransactions. A long time ago, EA said they want online elements in every single game and so far I think they have kept their word. Even games like DA:I has it and me3 has it, thankfully with ME3 they probably included the scraps of their planned online game and didn't have their microtransaction plan laid out yet, but DA:I sure had them.

The microtransaction train is full steam ahead at EA.

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* Disney is going to make their money back on the $4Billion dollar acquisition of Lucas Film, by the end of 2016.

Everything after that is pure profit....like $20 Billion+ pure profit.

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stanr2891d ago

Is this also putting Star Wars games sold during the Steam sale? Because I bought Jedi Knights II and Knights of the Old Republic.

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Lionsguard2891d ago

Man, if I were Lucas, I wouldn't have sold the franchise for nothing less than 15 billion. It's crazy that some mobile company sold for more than Star Wars. What a crazy great deal Disney got. I'm starting to wonder if Mickey Mouse had a gun on Lucas over that deal.

lelo2play2891d ago (Edited 2891d ago )

George Lucas sold Star Wars for 4 billion, but 2 billion were in Disney stock... so George Lucas in a way still owns part of Star Wars and receives money from Star Wars profits.


Gamble202891d ago (Edited 2891d ago )

Easy to say now, but believe it or not many analysts at the time of the deal thought $4 billion was OVER paying for the franchise. Besides, Lucas was willing to give a discount to sell it to Disney because he saw it as the best fit given their merchandising/franchising prowess and his relationship with some of the executives.

Truthandreason2891d ago

I completely agree, it is crazy. They'll likely make that back on the first movie alone.

UltraNova2891d ago

The movie will surely sell over 2 billion in cinemas and dvds/bluray alone.

Then there's merchandise which we all know it's Disney's bread and butter especially Star Wars themed merc.

THEN there's cable distribution agreements.

Al in all I'm fairly confident they will bring in in excess of 4 billion by the end of 2016, just in time for episode VIII.


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