EA has revealed that four out of five copies of Battlefield Hardline were sold on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, meaning that only 20% of sales were made up from the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Commenting on the figures, EA said it’s a sign of “how far the [console] transition has already come”. Though, EA isn’t about to abandoned the last-gen systems.
“So we will see a slow movement away from Gen-3 [Xbox 360 and PS3],” EVP Blake Jorgensen stated during the publisher’s latest earnings call. “As a reminder, we’ve been making Gen-2 console games up until the last year or so. For some of our bigger franchises like our sports franchises, we’ll continue to make Gen-3. But we’re making some decisions on new franchises and titles to focus on Gen-4, partially because the power of the platform allows for exceptional gameplay and incredible graphics.”
However, some of EA’s future games such as Star Wars: Battlefront 3 are going to be new-gen only. “And for something like Star Wars, we wanted to make sure that we provided the highest level of quality for the game experience,” Jorgensen continued, “and you can do that only on Gen-4 and PC.”