Star Wars Battlefront 2 has proven to be controversial even before its official release. The loot boxes and progression issues that plagued the game have been rather widespread prompting response from several big names in the industry including even Disney and Lucas Film.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 has an uphill battle to climb here and it seems like after the rather lackluster debut in UK, the game has faced the same decline in sales in Japan compared to the original Battlefront. The sales of the game appear to have been completely collapsed with a drop of more than 50% in its debut week.
The original Star Wars Battlefront opened to more 123k units according to Japanese sales tracker Media Create. The sequel has managed to barely get closer with 38k units sold in its debut week. This is a rather harsh drop which seems strange in a month when Call of Duty: WWII is tracking and selling far better than the past Call of Duty games and this is in Japan out of all places.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available now for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game was developed by EA DICE and published by EA. In response to the recent controversy surrounding the loot boxes for the game, EA had disabled microtransactions temporarily from the game.