EA obviously had high expectations for Medal of Honor: Warfighter , as the first Medal of Honor (well, the first of this generation) sold over 5 million copies back in 2010.
Unfortunately, after a lukewarm reception by critics and gamers alike, Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia has estimated that Warfighter isn't even close to eclipsing its predecessor .
The current shipping estimate for Warfighter is 3 million, which isn't bad but it falls well short of original expectations. To date, EA hasn't announced any official figures for the game, but EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau did confirm that the title had underperformed. Sterne Agee downgraded EA shares from "Buy" to "Neutral" as the trending belief is that EA has been overly optimistic in their full-year goals. This is also due to lowered expectations for upcoming titles like Dead Space 3 , Crysis 3 , Fuse , and Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel .
Well, Warfighter disappointed me, too. So the lower sales talk isn't exactly surprising…this game wasn't ready to come out.
Related Game(s): Medal of Honor: Warfighter