Titanfall 2 landed on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC last week, offering an alternative to the Great War setting of EA’s other shooter Battlefield 1, but it appears as if the the publisher may have shot itself in the foot, so to speak, by choosing to release both titles in such close proximity to each other.
As reported by GamesIndustry (via VideoGamer), Titanfall 2 debuted at No. 4 in the UK gaming chart, three places lower than the original did back in 2013, which was an Xbox One and PC exclusive. Perhaps more alarming than that is the revelation by chart tracking website GfK ChartTrack that sales of the sequel have barely managed to scrape a quarter of those recorded for Titanfall, which managed to maintain a No. 1 spot in the charts for four weeks straight despite not being a multi-platform release.
The result will undoubtedly be disappointing for developer Respawn Entertainment, and will surely lead to many once again questioning EA’s decision to release the sci-fi shooter between two other triple-A shooters.
Having been sandwiched between Battlefield 1 and Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2’s launch window has always been viewed with an air of bewilderment, and ultimately, it looks like the latter has been ignored in favor of those more well-established shooters.
Here’s hoping that sales of Titanfall 2 start to pick-up in the coming weeks, because it looks to be fantastic follow-up to the original.