Looks like Electronic Arts was right on the money.
And despite the somewhat lukewarm critical reaction, it appears EA was right about upping their shipment estimates.
In fact, according to Wedbush Securities analyst, Battlefront has already sold 12 million units. He told Fortune that the game moved 6 million copies in November and another 6 million in December, which means the title has generated about $660 million in overall revenue. Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson said the sales were actually a little higher; 13 million, to be precise. If these guys are right, it means the game will out-perform EA's expectations, as there's a big difference between "sold" and "shipped."
Not long after Battlefront released, EA revealed it had set a new digital record , and one has to assume that the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in theaters definitely helped the game's cause during the holiday season.
Related Game(s): Star Wars: Battlefront