Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz reckons that this years Medal of Honor game is going to struggle to compete in the game sales department and will be lucky to hit the two million mark.
“Since late July we have been cautious about EA’s ability to reach management’s FY13 (Fiscal year) guidance due to our view that Medal of Honor: Warfighter appears likely to be a major disappointment. On July 30 we cut our FY13 EPS estimate to $0.86, well below guidance of $1.05-$1.20, and we currently carry a $0.87 FY13 estimate, close to the Street low. While we believe Street expectations for MoH:W sales have moderated significantly, likely down to the 3-4MM unit range, we are concerned that those expectations may still be too high. Based on our read of pre-release tracking data, we think the game might struggle to sell through 2MM units worldwide,”
Yeah, what he said.
Add this to EA’s refusal to send copies of the game to reviewers until after it’s released, it seems that they have little confidence in either the game’s quality or ability to compete with other AAA titles.