Pach is back. Michael Pachter is at it again. The industry analyst has looked into his crystal ball once more, revealing that Star Wars Battlefront has generated $660 million in revenue.
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In an interview with Fortune, Pachter says EA sold approximately 6 million Star Wars Battlefront games in November and an additional 6 million in December.
Using mathematics and wizard power, Pachter then estimated that this generated the $660 million revenue, based on an average retail price of $55 per sale.
Another wizard analyst, Evan Wilson, senior research analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, estimates that sales have actually exceeded 13 million units, though many of these sales were before the release of the film (which likely gave the game a bump).
This figure, if correct, means that sales have exceeded EA's expectations, despite GameStop's claims the game was underperforming in the run up to the film's release.
At that time, EA were projecting Star Wars Battlefront to sell 13 million units by March this year.