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Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:10

Battlefield 3 will not beat COD

Written by David Stellmack


Pachter claims both titles will see higher sales
The sometimes outspoken and controversial Wedbush analyst, Michael Pachter, has apparently stepped into another firestorm since he claimed that there was no chance for Battlefield 3 to beat the next Call of Duty in sales.

He apparently told Industry Gamers that, “EA is trying to gain share incrementally, and I’m sure that if it is a great game, Battlefield 3 will sell 25% - 35% more than the last version. It would have to sell more than 300% than the last version to catch Call of Duty.”

Pachter does admit that it is possible that the both games will see higher sales in 2011, but he apparently isn’t sure that it will translate into EA actually taking any share from Activision.

While we agree that it will be difficult and nearly impossible for Battlefield 3 to outsell the next Call of Duty, we think based on what we have seen so far that the game will indeed make a significant impact; and we predict that it will gain market share. We believe that the advantage of a new next generation engine will be a clear advantage that Battlefield needs to attract players. Much of what we have seen in Battlefield 3 is revolutionary, not just evolutionary.

The major key to the success of Battlefield 3 does, however, depend heavily on two factors, we think: it has to be very polished and bug free when it is released and it must ship on time before the end of this year. The release date will be important, and we suspect that this variable could greatly affect the sales numbers of the title.

Read Pachter’s take on Battlefield 3 here.
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-66 #1 deadspeedv 2011-03-24 10:21
He is probably right. Alot of people prefer games without constant vehicles and tanks spamming at you. CoD is a FPS in its pure form
 
 
+22 #2 thematrix606 2011-03-24 10:51
Quoting deadspeedv:
He is probably right. Alot of people prefer games without constant vehicles and tanks spamming at you. CoD is a FPS in its pure form


First Person Shooter.

Let's break it down:

First person: inside the chars head? Check. It is abused in certain areas where the viewing area is too small (workarounds).

Shooter: the possibility to shoot something. Anything. What's the difference between a 9mm and a Howetzer? Size of the bullet? They are both used to shoot.

Thank you for your attention.
 
 
+8 #3 ryanyomomma 2011-03-24 11:26
Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?


Fry? Fry? Fry?

(In all seriousness, the man is probably right saleswise...too many brain-dead folk who need to buy a Call of Duty game because it's called Call of Duty. You should watch that Duty Call's spoof...that pretty much sums up CoD.)
 
 
+16 #4 Jaberwocky 2011-03-24 11:57
or as it's known around here C.O.D$ (Call of the Dollars)
 
 
+29 #5 123s 2011-03-24 12:10
He´s probably right about sales, as for gameplay, I am sure BF3 will rape CoD, engine wise it already won.
 
 
+1 #6 SergioDaly 2011-03-24 13:47
thanks for the tip Captain Obvious. sales wise that ain't a surprise to anyone. as for quality (which is most about opinion) for me i doubt it will even come closer.
 
 
+7 #7 Warhead 2011-03-24 14:17
I will buy it anyway! Stoped playing COD long time again...for the time being I'm going to playing Half Life (1998) and enjoy a really god fps :lol:
 
 
+7 #8 Warhead 2011-03-24 14:18
Quoting Warhead:
I will buy it anyway! Stoped playing COD long time again...for the time being I'm going to playing Half Life (1998) and enjoy a really god fps :lol:


Good fps I meant! :lol:
 
 
-6 #9 nECrO 2011-03-24 17:20
Mr. Pachter is over looking one small but important point. A great many people who bought the last 2 CODs did so because there simply wasn't anything else worth playing. BC2, while good, was a disappointment in many ways as any console port is sure to be. Will this mean BF3 will out sell COD? Who knows or cares?
 
 
+9 #10 Dumachi 2011-03-25 01:10
cod auto aim, dropshotting,au to shotty, run knifing commando. noob tubin fags, is not FPS its in its purest form!
 

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