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Can Battlefield 3 Top Call Of Duty? It Has “No Prayer” To Do So, Says Pachter

by Ernice Gilbert on March 23rd, 2011, under EA, Hot, News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

The ever entertaining Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter is looking into his crystal ball again, and this time what he’s seeing is a trial by DICE to topple Call of Duty in terms of sales, but finds that their efforts will be rather futile, as there’s “no prayer” to help them accomplish such a fit.

That’s what Pachter said while on his podium at Industry Gamers, adding he’s sure it’ll be a great game.

“EA is trying to gain share incrementally, and I’m sure that if it is a great game,” said Pachter, “Battlefield 3 will sell 25 – 35% more copies than the last version. It would have to sell around 300% more than the last version to topple Call of Duty.”

“The question you didn’t ask is whether Battlefield 3 will take share; based upon the growing installed base of CoD multiplayer players, it’s possible that BOTH games will see higher sales in 2011, so I wonder whether EA will actually ‘take’ share,” he added.

Battlefield 3 stunned the world at GDC this past March, and with a release coming for the holidays, DICE will have enough time to prepare something that’s unique. Let’s hope they do just that.

As for Pachter, well, whatever.


  1. Wed, 23rd Mar 2011 at 7:01 pm

    If the game looks as good on consoles as it does in the trailers, and the gameplay tops bad company 2 then i recon it’s got a chance.

    crazier things have happened.

  2. Wed, 23rd Mar 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Couldn’t agree more, Joseph. I mean, Geohot’s in South America singing george of the jungle? Now how crazy is that!?!?!

  3. Thu, 24th Mar 2011 at 3:13 am

    patcher talking out of his ass yet again!
    can someone please tell me why this guy gets paid?
    i got a whole bucket of crap if you want, but it will cost 50 bucks a hour!

  4. Thu, 24th Mar 2011 at 6:14 am


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