Analyst: Spore Could Sell 2 Million in September

Will Wright's Spore is virtually guaranteed to be a success, but Colin Sebastian, analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, is the first to try to attach a number to that success: 2 million.

Year-over-year growth for the month of September, however, should not look as good, since September 2007 saw the blockbuster release of Bungie's Halo 3.

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Sebastian's guess may well be in tune with publisher Electronic Arts' own expectations. EA Games president Frank Gibeau said yesterday, "[Spore] carries a level of expectations for quality and, frankly, success." EA, however, may not be so focused on the game's sales numbers as the company's ability to monetize Spore as a platform.

The money will start to be raked in this Sunday, September 7, when the evolutionary life-sim goes on sale for PC and Mac alongside a stripped-down Nintendo DS version.

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