Like a beast. Of ‘Murica.
Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia recently increased his initial shipment forecast for the upcoming Bioshock Infinite, developed by Irrational Games. Rather than selling 2.7 million units in the first month of launch, Bhatia stated that it will instead be 3 million copies due to “accelerated” pre-order activity.
Bhatia stated that, “Our recent channel checks have increased our confidence in the potential for success of Take Two’s upcoming title BioShock Infinite. The title has been generating good buzz for some time. With less than three weeks before launch on March 26, we sense growing retailer optimism for this title.”
Amazingly enough, the limited edition which retails for $150 reportedly “appears to have sold out at most places.”
In the long-term, Bhatia thinks that Infinite will cross the 4 million unit mark. Given that the game is due to release on March 26th for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, we’d say there’s plenty more time for the hype to build.