Sometime last year, when Bullestorm came on the scene, myself and GT user ExclusivesMostly were talking about the game’s weird release date, and how EA should push it forward or backwards because Killzone 3′s date was established first.
Well, the devs didn’t listen and decided to release on February 22nd, same day a PS3 exclusive Killzone 3. As a result, sales of Bullestorm has suffered, and analysts are starting to share their thoughts on the game’s abysmal showing.
Analyst group Cowan & Company said People Can Fly’s Bulletstorm sold 279,000 units in the U.S. to date across all platforms: Xbox 360 and PS3, a figure the firm’s Doug Creutz deems “disappointing”.
The analyst also compared the new IP’s sales performance to that of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Pointing out that Capcom’s game outsold the shooter drastically even after going on sale within days of each other. To compare, MvC3: Fate of Two Worlds sold 790,000 copies on all platforms.