The Old Republic to grab up to 1M subscribers in first year — analyst

BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic–which doesn’t yet have a release date–is pegged to grab 1 million subscribers in its first year, says an analyst.

“We suspect a willingness from investors to believe [500,000] to 1 million Star Wars MMO subscribers is an attainable target,” wrote Janco Partners’ Mike Hickey.

Further, Hickey believes The Old Republic could generate $161.9 million in total sales in its first 12 months, with $108.5 million coming directly from digital sales.

EA will provide its latest financial report on May 4. Perhaps then we will learn of a release date for the game.