Mass Effect: Andromeda labeled "a significant contributor" to EA's record breaking digital sales numbers
Obviously, sales and reception are two different things.
2017 has been a great year for games, but it's hard to argue that Mass Effect: Andromeda stands as one its blemishes. That said, the sales numbers that publisher Electronic Arts reported yesterday in regards to the latest earnings report suggest that the game sold quite well. EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen explained that the company experienced significant growth when compared to the same time frame as a year ago, and references Mass Effect: Andromeda as a "significant contributor" to that growth.
"Digital net sales were $681 million, a new record for the first quarter, and up $113 million on the year-ago period. The increase reflects strength in live services, together with our mobile business. In addition, Mass Effect: Andromeda was a significant contributor. Full game PC and console downloads generated net sales of $111 million, 32% higher than last year. This was driven by Mass Effect: Andromeda sales captured in the quarter."
Naturally, these sales numbers don't tell the whole story on Mass Effect: Andromeda as the post launch backlash alone appears to have been enough for EA to shelve the series entirely. Between the microtransactions, wonky facial animations, and game bugs, plenty dug the game into a hole it has yet to climb itself out of fully. And with the rumblings of the game's single player being canceled, it may never do so.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.