Sales of Battlefield 4
were not affected by any server issues or bugs
in the game itself, EA President Peter Moore said during an investor call today. Any negative impact on Battlefield 4
sales comes from the transition to next-gen, Moore said:
"We obviously saw some decline in current-gen software that wasn't picked up by the increased anticipation that gamers had and the sales thereof of next-gen. Battlefield 4
was no different than FIFA
or Need for Speed
in this issue, but this was focused on current-gen rather than, we believe, any issues with the game itself. This game has got a long tail, as you well know, and we will continue to be able to sell this effectively throughout the next fiscal year.
"So yes, we did see some impact of the current-gen softness that was indicated by Andrew and Blake in their prepared statements, but this is not, we believe, a link to any quality issues."
EA has not released the sales numbers for Battlefield 4
, but Battlefield 4 Premium, a $50 season pass of DLC content for the main game, has 1.6 million members.