Jul 14, 2011

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Analyst Predicts Sales Of 2 Million Units At Launch For The Old Republic

Familiar industry analyst Michael Pachter with Wedbush Securities yesterday issued an investor note indicating he estimates that he expects Star Wars: The Old Republic to sell 2 million copies of the game at launch, with 1.5 million players hanging around beyond the traditionally included free month:

Pachter also weighed in on EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic massively multiplayer online game. The analyst expects it will sell 2 million copies at launch, with 1.5 million of purchasers sticking around beyond a free one-month trial period. Earlier this year, Riccitiello told investors that the game could beĀ “substantially profitable” with just 500,000 subscribers, with anything above 1 million monthly users making the game “very profitable.”

Pachter is the host of Pach Attack on GameTrailers, and you can follow him on Twitter here.

Source: GameSpot

Michael Pachter


  1. it must be nice to get paid for opinions. Without feedback from a wide release beta all there is to make these predictions is fan interactions, responses to the small amount of release videos, and a limited beta group. I think it could have a wider impact if the timing of the release can correspond to the market spaces free time.

    • MrFester says:

      Welcome to WallStreet! That is all they do is guess with everything and our money.

      They have people watching Bioware and EA very close and if something screws up, like a multi-million dollar game not launching in a certain part of the year. You bet your ass they are going to down rank that stock because they cannot take the risk.

  2. Is that just US sales?

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