Anthem has been a massive disappointment for BioWare fans and to a certain degree, to Electronic Arts itself since it was expected to become a service game to be around for years and years. However, it turns out it didn’t sell so bad as you might think, at least.
As reported by NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella, the game has been the fifth best selling in the United States through August, which is not exactly what you’d say to be a ‘failure’ or a ‘disappointment’ – again, for what matters sales.
Only a few AAA products have managed to beat Anthem, and those include Mortal Kombat 11, Kingdom Hearts III, Madden NFL 20 and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Most of them are probably games that BioWare might not have beaten even if they did the most compelling service game around.
It’s worth noting that Anthem has been through a right amount of promotion that has been offering it a very low price – like, it’s $10 on Amazon – so that could’ve had an impact both on the number of copies sold and on EA’s reaction to revenues coming from it.
Through the end of August, Anthem is the #5 best-selling game in the United States this year, trailing only Mortal Kombat 11, Kingdom Hearts III, Madden NFL 20 and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Source: The NPD Group. https://t.co/czqmSqyP17
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) October 14, 2019