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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order exceeds expectations and is on track to shift 10 million copies


You know, you could look a little happier about this (Pic: Respawn via Steam)

EA has admitted to underestimating Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s success, as the single-player title has sold at least 8 million units.

Over the last several years, fans had been demanding a single-player Star Wars adventure, but EA seemed to be against the very idea, straight-up cancelling such a project and focusing its efforts on the more multiplayer-focused Battlefront 2.

But with the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the publisher may be about to change its tune. Not only has it been received well critically, but the title has, at the time of writing, sold at least 8 million units.

According to Eurogamer, EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen has admitted that Fallen Order has ‘significantly beat[en]’ the company’s expectations. EA initially believed the game would push between six and eight million copies by the end of the fiscal year in March, but now predict that it will have managed to push 10 million copies by the end of April.

CEO Andrew Wilson added: ‘Respawn delivered an expertly crafted high-quality experience with outstanding gameplay that thrilled players, made many of the game of the year lists and sold beyond our projections for the quarter.’

EA has further praised developer Respawn for its work on Apex Legends, having been described as an example of a strong IP. The battle-royale’s third season reportedly performed better than the second, and the upcoming fourth season already has fans talking due to its surprising character announcement.

With any luck, EA will finally re-join the Light side and begin working on more single-player titles, maybe even outside of the Star Wars brand, and not just the regular yearly sports games.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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