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Mike Nomad
10-31-2011, 07:28 PM
Battlefield 3 sells 5 million copies in first week



http://www.raidersmerciless.com/images/bf3-pre-order.jpg


By Toshiro Tanaka On October 31st, 2011


A few days ago EA revealed that they had shipped 10 million copies (http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/battlefield-3-ships-10-million-copies/) of Battlefield 3, but as we know, “shipped” doesn’t mean “sold”, and many wondered how many of those copies were sold. Well now EA has revealed just how many they’ve sold: 5 million. That’s including the 3 million pre-orders (http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/battlefield-3-launches-with-3-million-pre-orders/) of the game. EA didn’t break down how many copies were sold on the individual systems.


Battlefield 3 launched exactly one week ago in the United States, and while gamers saw some issues with game servers, most of the server issues have been resolved by now. EA also announced that the Battlefield franchise to date spans 17 titles that have sold a combined total of 50 million units.

SOURCE (http://bf3blog.com/2011/10/battlefield-3-sells-5-million-copies-in-first-week/)

united_hatch
11-01-2011, 09:48 AM
and what a brill game it is too i think this will take over call of duty

10-78 Busterking
11-01-2011, 10:02 AM
and what a brill game it is too i think this will take over call of duty


Didn't they predict that COD:MW3 would double the BF3 sales?

Tally
11-01-2011, 10:39 AM
and what a brill game it is too i think this will take over call of duty

Didn't they predict that COD:MW3 would double the BF3 sales?

Yep, I posted about it here:

http://www.raidersmerciless.com/showthread.php?t=14427

People forget that Black Ops sold 5 million in 24 hours. That is what BF3 is up against.

wakka
11-01-2011, 10:58 AM
BF3 cant outsell mw3 just because MW is a console kiddie system and kiddies shout at mum and dad for mw

10-78 Busterking
11-01-2011, 11:05 AM
BF3 cant outsell mw3 just because MW is a console kiddie system and kiddies shout at mum and dad for mw

LOL, my mom is 88, I don't shout at her.

wakka
11-01-2011, 11:42 AM
LOL, my mom is 88, I don't shout at her.

Yes but having control over her 'estate' is the same thing :P

Tally
11-01-2011, 11:59 AM
BF3 cant outsell mw3 just because MW is a console kiddie system and kiddies shout at mum and dad for mw

Or, and here's a thought, maybe those same console kiddies that bought MW2 and BO in their millions don't feel the same about BF3 because it is an entirely different game style? BF has always been more tactical than COD, and it just doesn't have the same appeal to pubbers as COD does.

Now, put down pubbers as much as you want (and most PC players have this strange disdain for them), but they are by far the largest game buying demographic, which means that more than 2 thirds of those who bought BF3 will be pubbers. Put the arguments together and you have this:

if 5 million sales of BF3 is supposed to mean anything, and the majority of those 5 million are pubbers, then if you put down pubbers, you end up undermining your own argument - you end up effectively saying that 2 thirds of those who bought BF3 don't know what a good game is if it hit them square in the face.

On the other hand, if pubbers opinions mean anything, the statistics are telling us that the majority of players prefer COD game style over BF3. That is, that there is something inherently appealing about COD which cant be found in the BF franchise, new fancy graphics engine or not.

Just saying.

Mike Nomad
11-01-2011, 05:04 PM
Check out Captain Gamer in this thread........ (http://www.fpsadmin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23978) - He's become the utopian cheerleading fanboi for BF3 now.... (wonder whose ass he's trying to kiss now.... <sigh>)


Change the game names and you'd swear he was yapping about BO as he was here before he got the boot. What an opportunistic prostitute. :eek: