EA and Respawn Entertainment sold 925,000 copies of Titanfall in March, according to Electronic Arts’ Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore during an investor call this week.
And that’s just on disc.
That number covers the time between the game’s March 11 release on Xbox One and PC and only accounts for sales numbers tracked by the NPD Group. That means it only covers U.S. retail sales and doesn’t include international or digital sales that occur through Origin and Xbox Live, so the number is likely substantially higher. The Xbox 360 edition was released on April 8, so it doesn’t factor into these numbers either.
Titanfall was the best-selling game in March, according to the NPD Group.
Titanfall is one of the first big examples this generation of how, like PC, console games are moving toward digital sales. The NPD numbers are still relevant, but their relevancy is slipping as they fail to account for sales outside retail.
These numbers are encouraging, but they’re missing parts of the market that are becoming increasingly important. It’s good to see a new IP doing well early in a console’s life cycle, but it’ll be more interesting once we can see the whole picture.