No matter how great a game is, disappointing sales are a killer.
But Irrational Games and publisher 2K shouldn't have to worry about Bioshock Infinite . Not only is it an established franchise and a recognizable name, but it's fully expected to be one of the best games of 2012. And on the strength of these factors – along with the ever-building hype – one analyst believes the hotly anticipated title could hit nearly 5 million units shipped. In a note to investors , Janco Partners' Mike Hickey believes the upcoming Bioshock entry will ship 4.9 million copies and generate $221 million in sales. For the record, Bioshock 2 shipped 3 million units (as of March 2010). We always like to see top-quality games draw the attention of so many gamers; here's hoping these estimates are accurate.
Not many multiplatform franchises can boast of such numbers; maybe Bioshock can enter the elite 5 million+ club. Current members include Call of Duty , Assassin's Creed , Battlefield , Grand Theft Auto , Gran Turismo , Final Fantasy …yeah, you get the picture. Big-time company right there.
Related Game(s): Bioshock Infinite