It looks like Star Wars: The Old Republic
is off to a decent start, with EA today touting sales topping 2 million copies since launch, 1.7 million of which are reported as "active daily users." According to CEO John Riccitiello, those sales helped to bolster the company's third quarter financials for fiscal 2012 above those of the previous year, alongside major launches like Battlefield 3
and FIFA 12
helping to pick up the slack.
"Star Wars: The Old Republic
is developing a committed community of players," Riccitiello boasted in a press release today, ahead of EA's financial earnings call where we'll likely learn more. Unfortunately, we can't snicker in the faces of any analysts on this one because they kinda sat on both sides
of the fence
ahead of the game's launch this past winter. So, uh, congrats folks, you were sorta right ... we guess.Update:
EA's chief finances man Eric Brown pointed out during the call that "over 40 percent" of Star Wars: The Old Republic
's sales were through Origin, which services like NPD aren't able to track.