According to US Analyst
If you're inclined to believe rumors, Star Wars The Old Republic is the most expensive game EA has ever made. Bioware's MMO is a huge investment for the company, so it's a good thing its analysts have it pipped for whistling past three million copies in just over a year. US analyst Cowen & Company now expect The Old Republic to double their initial year-one sales forecast of 1.5 million copies.
"Since Star Wars became available for pre-orders three weeks ago, it has tracked very strongly on the Amazon.com top-selling video games list," the titular Doug Cowen reveals. "We believe it is trending as well or better than two of the top-selling PC titles last year, Blizzard's Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, both of which went on to sell over 4M units."
EA has already announced terrific pre-order figures for Star Wars The Old Republic, comparable to numbers Activision's Call of Duty Black Ops reported last year. The latter went on to sell over 25 million copies, so such figures bode well for EA's massive investment. [CVG]