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EA is ‘overjoyed’ with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s ‘very strong’ sales start

Electronic Arts held their fourth quarter earnings call on Tuesday afternoon, one in which they made mention of Star Wars: Jedi Survivor, which was recently released for PC, PS5 and the Xbox Series X|S platforms on April 28th. According to EA, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, has already reached “millions” of players, a “strong start” which has the company “overjoyed” as a result.

“Within the first few weeks, millions of players have joined Cal Kestis and BD-1 in their rebellion against the Empire,” said EA CEO Andrew Wilson.

“On Jedi, we’re overjoyed,” Wilson added later on in the earnings call. “We made the bold decision to move the title six weeks to give the team the opportunity to really get to the quality of the game that they wanted”.

Wilson continued, “I think we’re building on where we were with Jedi: Fallen Order and it’s certainly been a very strong launch for us.”

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor lightsaber battle/Electronic Arts

While the exact numbers haven’t yet been quantified for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Wilson believes the game is on a very good track thus, both in terms of what the company expected for the game as well as how it compared to its predecessor.

“It’s very early, I think we’re 11 days in at this point, we’re in a different kind of market dynamic, but I would tell you it’s pacing very strongly against our expectations and against Jedi: Fallen Order.”

Star Wars: Jedi Survivor‘s early success is certainly a boon, especially considering that EA made the decision not to release the game for the previous generation’s console, Xbox One and PS4, and instead make it exclusive to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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The game’s reviews haven’t suffered as a result either, with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor currently sporting an 86% on Metacritic, an 85% on Opencritic, and garnering favorable numerical scores from outlets such as IGN, Gamespot and Kotaku.

Are you surprised with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor‘s strong start or have you been looking forward to the game since it was first announced? Let us know in the comments.

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