Star Wars: The Old Republic Sales Predicted To Hit 3 Million In Year 1

Now that we know a release date for SWTOR, we see more and more people talking about just how popular this game will be.

Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz predicts that the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic will sell 3 million units in its first year.

The numbers expected in the first year are at an incredible $3 million with the following year bringing in about $2 million. These numbers are astounding as before the release date the projected sales were considerably lower. The new numbers are based off of the projected pricing plan for the game.

Star Wars: the Old Republic will be released in the US on Dec 20, 2011 and in the UK on Dec 22, 2011. The announcement of the release date brought many unseen Star Wars fans rushing to the stores to quickly preorder their copy of the game. This is what increased the number of expected gamers.

There is a paid subscription fee for playing the game monthly but it rivals those of other popular MMOs with a few different options to choose from. Your options are as follows:

  • $14.99 for one month at a time
  • $41.97 for 3 months at a time 
  • $77.94 for 6 months at a time

You can see the discounts of buying a few months at a time, which will be a great option for all the loyal fans and something that many gamers will surely take advantage of.

Let’s not forget that with the purchase of the game, you’ll also receive your first 30 days of game play for free, which is something all gamers will love.

Lisa Mason

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.