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Star Wars Battlefront: PS4 is outdoing Xbox and PC combined [in concurrency numbers]

LQX

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Well, it is sort of expected as most of the marketing is for the PS4 version. They even have a LE console.
 

Insane Metal

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It's gonna be hard to find a better (more fun) game for this Christmas. I'm having the most fun in years with Battlefront on PS4, seriously. But aren't those numbers kinda... low?
 

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Probably true, most PC gamers can still see that the game is not worth $60 and would stay away from it regardless.

I did not make that comment to say PC gamers have refined taste or anything. They buy the same garbage console gamers buy. It is just that PC versions of big AAA games that are available on consoles more or less always sell less.
 

SURGEdude

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Well the Ps4/xb1 numbers make sense because the ps4 is outselling the xb1 roughly 2;1.

Those PC numbers seem very low though

The PC number doesn't surprise me. Origin is gonna kneecap any game. Even with Battlefield I'd imagine keeping it off Steam hurts.
 

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Do cod games still hit 600k-1M players on a console like last gen days? Or are mp shooting games nit as popular anymore? I was expecting 500k+ players at least on one console.
 

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Bigger news is that only 300.000 people are playing this game. I thought it would sell millions combining ps4 and x1. Being and online multiplayer only game i find the numbers in op very low. is there some similar site to compare this stats to blops 3?
 

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Simply being an incredibly high profile Star Wars MP shooter with the Battlefront name, pushing the graphical bar? I certainly didn't expect one console version to have over 4 times the players anyway.

It looks good but not on par that is coming like star citizen for example. And yet no server browser,no mod support because dice thinks people are stupid and not know how to use the engine.
 

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Bigger news is that only 300.000 people are playing this game. I thought it would sell millions combining ps4 and x1. Being and online multiplayer only game i find the numbers in op very low. is there some similar site to compare this stats to blops 3?
These are the max number of players online simultaneously, not number of unique players. Those are pretty big numbers.
 

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Simply being an incredibly high profile Star Wars MP shooter with the Battlefront name, pushing the graphical bar? I certainly expected the player count to be lower, but not 4 times as much.

Origin + matchmaking only + $60 = not really a good combination for a PC shooter.
 

Tagyhag

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Simply being an incredibly high profile Star Wars MP shooter with the Battlefront name, pushing the graphical bar? I certainly expected the player count to be lower, but not 4 times as much.

Qualities like that are what sells games on consoles not PC.

You need different qualities if you want to sell on PC. Taking out features from your previous games isn't one of those qualities.

Though considering the current players compared to Black Ops 3. I don't know if it means that BLOPS did better than I expected, or Battlefront did worse lol.
 
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175k is more than any COD has done in years I imagine. Probably why we can't see current player counts for AW and BO3.
 

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Do cod games still hit 600k-1M players on a console like last gen days? Or are mp shooting games nit as popular anymore? I was expecting 500k+ players at least on one console.

Don't think so. No more counter for CoD games from what I know.

Also, 300k is concurrently, meaning right that moment, so the overall os defe higher.

300-400k is about right. I've yet to see an MP game counter hit the million (s) yet... Accurate ones, that is.

175k is more than any COD has done in years I imagine. Probably why we can't see current player counts for AW and BO3.

Yep. This is true. Acti PR used to send press releases touting actual units sold and number of players playing, etc. Stopped doing it since lasr gen.

This is also why we get different spinson CoD revenue/sales stuff. They don't want to divulge actual units sold since if it's lower than before,it will give the impression that CoD is slipping.
 
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I think it not being on Steam is really hurting the game on the PC side. Not being available to the Steam ecosystem...I mean, Steam is more than just a store front.
 

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I remember Black Ops 2 having over 950K concurrent players on launch day on 360 alone (not sure what the peak was across all modes). 300K across 3 platforms does not impress me one bit.
 

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It looks good but not on par that is coming like star citizen for example. And yet no server browser,no mod support because dice thinks people are stupid and not know how to use the engine.

So you're sdaying a game in development for 2 years out now doesnt look as good as a game in development for 4 years and isnt out for another year?

Iiiiinteresrting....
 

ironcreed

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Crazy. I am playing on the Xbox One and the game is just pure fun. I think it will have some legs for sure.
 

MDSLKTR

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Game will have bf hardline numbers within 6 months on pc, not surprised one bit and this is why I go ps4 versions with all the big mp games now.
 
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I remember Black Ops 2 having over 950K concurrent players on launch day on 360 alone (not sure what the peak was). 300K across 3 platforms does not impress me one bit.
That was also in 2012, 6 years into the last generation. The install base for both consoles was well over 70 million.
 

DoublePayje

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175k is more than any COD has done in years I imagine. Probably why we can't see current player counts for AW and BO3.

Black Ops 3 was 62k on PC at launch. CoD on PC is roughly what, 10 to 20 percent of overall sales? Yeah i think CoD is still way, way bigger than this.
 

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CSGO peaked at 650k today so yea pc gamers aren't gonna stop playing it for some half baked star wars shooter. There is too much competition and there is only so many fps fans. Battlefront on pc will die a quick and painful death just like Hardline.
 

viHuGi

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Do cod games still hit 600k-1M players on a console like last gen days? Or are mp shooting games nit as popular anymore? I was expecting 500k+ players at least on one console.

if SW is almost 200k on Ps4, you better be sure that Fallout 4 and Black Ops 3 are at least double, maybe 3x.

Black Ops 3 on launch Ps4 should have done easy 700k+ or something like that.
 

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PS4 having more players than X1 is expected giving the install base size difference, All multiplat sell better on PS4 WW. PC in the other hand seems low because of the game unavailability on Steam. just a guess here.