Regardless of various difficulties, BioWare’s looter shooter has been performing decently in sales.
The reports of Anthem’s death are somewhat exaggerated…sort of. Regardless of the game’s improvement troubles, sparse content material post-launch and paling in comparison to other looter shooters, it is carried out relatively effectively sales-sensible. According to analyst Mat Piscatella with The NPD Group, it was the fifth greatest-promoting game in the United States this year till August finish.
To place that into viewpoint, it is behind Mortal Kombat 11, Kingdom Hearts three, Madden NFL 20 and Tom Clancy’s The Division two. It is not also surprising even though – back in March 2019, BioWare’s title was reported to have earned $100 million in digital income. Nonetheless, on a basic level, the game was flawed as indicated in various reports that emerged considering the fact that.
It also didn’t assistance that the loot program is nonetheless flawed or that BioWare delayed content material like the Mastery Program, Guilds and whatnot. The Cataclysm sooner or later launched as an eight-week event…and then returned when players complained of obtaining nothing at all to do. The program now is to have seasonal updates so take that as you will. We’ll see how Anthem’s extended-term results pans out more than the coming year.
By means of the finish of August, Anthem is the #five greatest-promoting game in the United States this year, trailing only Mortal Kombat 11, Kingdom Hearts III, Madden NFL 20 and Tom Clancy’s The Division two. Supply: The NPD Group. https://t.co/czqmSqyP17
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) October 14, 2019