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Tuesday, 01 November 2011 09:14

BF3 sells 5 million globally

Written by David Stellmack



EA ships 10 million to strong sales


Word is that Electronic Arts has already shipped 10 million copies of Battlefield 3 out the door; internal estimates suggest that retailers globally have sold over 5 million copies and the game is still selling at a brisk pace, according to game retailers that we spoke with. The actual global sales numbers will not be in for a bit, but the numbers are expected to confirm that it is the fastest selling EA title in the company’s history. DICE claims that all BF3 servers are at 95% capacity and climbing so fast that they are turning up additional servers in regions as necessary to handle the load.

The numbers back up the pre-order estimates that the company was telling everyone about before the game was released. According to analysts that we have spoken with, the game could outpace the projected sales numbers that have been talked about over the past couple of weeks. It is doing well and we also hear whispers that the sales of the PC version are again quite surprising, as they are up and over where EA and DICE thought that they would be at this point in time.

Look for EA to give us some firm sales numbers next week prior to the Modern Warfare 3 launch coming on November 8th in North America.


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+7 #1 Jigar 2011-11-01 09:52
Just goes to show the industry that when you show some love to PC gamers community, you get the same love back. BF3 is a superb game with amazing eye candy graphics. BTW i am buying 1 this weekend. :)
 
 
+9 #2 BorgOvermind 2011-11-01 10:00
This proves again that if the game is good, it will sell no matter the copy-protection and how fast it's pirated. BF3 was pirated a week before release and it sell quite OK.
Again, companies should make good products more often instead of passing the blame to anyone but themselves.
 
 
+2 #3 Freddy 2011-11-01 10:11
Amazing how many people will sign away their privacy just to play a video game.
 
 
0 #4 thematrix606 2011-11-01 11:31
Didn't they say they had 5mil pre orders already?

What am I missing here.
 
 
0 #5 fusionssl 2011-11-01 12:36
i am not being funny, i like the game but it just hasn't got that addictive ness like BC2 had
 
 
0 #6 nECrO 2011-11-01 16:21
Great news. Now I hope they address some of the issues such as lag, activation failures and install problems. I have one friend that bought the game on the 28th and still can't get it to install.
 
 
0 #7 TinHat 2011-11-01 16:49
That's 10,000,001 copies ;)
 
 
+1 #8 specweapon 2011-11-02 10:06
Quoting BorgOvermind:
This proves again that if the game is good, it will sell no matter the copy-protection and how fast it's pirated. BF3 was pirated a week before release and it sell quite OK.
Again, companies should make good products more often instead of passing the blame to anyone but themselves.


Sells despite piracy because of the online play, if you want to pirate BF3 just for the campaign you're likely to buy it to continue playing online. In that respect the pirated versions are nothing more than a demo
 

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