The ever entertaining Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter is looking into his crystal ball again, and this time what he’s seeing is a trial by DICE to topple Call of Duty in terms of sales, but finds that their efforts will be rather futile, as there’s “no prayer” to help them accomplish such a fit.
That’s what Pachter said while on his podium at Industry Gamers, adding he’s sure it’ll be a great game.
“EA is trying to gain share incrementally, and I’m sure that if it is a great game,” said Pachter, “Battlefield 3 will sell 25 – 35% more copies than the last version. It would have to sell around 300% more than the last version to topple Call of Duty.”
“The question you didn’t ask is whether Battlefield 3 will take share; based upon the growing installed base of CoD multiplayer players, it’s possible that BOTH games will see higher sales in 2011, so I wonder whether EA will actually ‘take’ share,” he added.
Battlefield 3 stunned the world at GDC this past March, and with a release coming for the holidays, DICE will have enough time to prepare something that’s unique. Let’s hope they do just that.
As for Pachter, well, whatever.