The sales of Anthem didn’t meet EA’s expectations
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You might’ve noticed that there’s been a ton of troubling news regarding Anthem recently. Not only the game is losing its player base, but also it’s being abandoned by lead developers, despite what they are trying to say. Now, it turns out that the game didn’t meet EA’s expectations – and no one actually seems to be surprised.
The information comes straight from the EA’s latest financial report. The company did admit that Anthem didn’t manage to reach the planned target in sales, but it still had a somewhat good run in terms of digital distribution. Physical sales are generally declining in the industry, and Anthem is the most vivid example of that tendency – the game’s sales were 49% digital. Moreover, the title showed the biggest amount of digital sales in the whole history of EA – but obviously, just due to the fact that only half of the total sales were physical. It’s still a record achievement though, but the one mostly brought up to divert attention from the overall performance and the existing issues. EA also touched upon the topic that gamers didn’t meet the game well enough. In regards to that, the company promised that BioWare would keep updating and improving the experience.
It’s rather funny to hear that, especially after we’ve heard that the content plan for Anthem had been postponed indefinitely. Apparently, EA’s executives were trying to calm down investors, but there’s hardly anything left to do to bring back players who felt betrayed from the very beginning.