Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million In One Week – Biggest Launch In EA History

The global war is now in full throttle.

According to EA, citing its internal estimates, Battlefield 3 has sold 5 million copies in its first week on the market.

Some interesting stats were also released:

– 2.5 Million Facebook “likes” with hundreds of thousands of fans actively engaged
– Over 200K followers on Twitter®
– Battlefield 3 fans executed 73M savior kills, 48M revives and destroyed 67M vehicles
– Battlefield 3 now has more than 2.5 Million “likes” on Facebook®.

- The outstanding retail performance is driven by critic’s reviews averaging above 85 on console and above 90 on PC.

“From Tokyo to Los Angeles, Sydney to London, millions of fans have been playing all weekend long — we are overwhelmed by the global response to Battlefield 3,” said Patrick Soderlund, EVP of the EA.

Adding: “It is extremely gratifying to deliver an entertainment experience that delights our fans, and to have the opportunity to introduce new people to the franchise. Already, we are seeing unprecedented play times and online activity which is very rewarding. This launch solidifies Battlefield as a leading entertainment brand.”

The Battlefield franchise has now sold over 50 million life-to-date units, beginning with the first release being in 2002: Battlefield 1942.

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  • nick

    wonder if those include the online sales too, or only retail.
    if its only retail it would be allot larger then that considering most of the PC copies would of been bought off origin.
    its coming to steam too which will help boost the sales, and please some people.
    i still cant get over that guy who jumped up and screamed ORIGIN SUCKS when peter more was giving his speech.
    hilarious!

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    I think it includes online sales also. EA’s doing its best to make sure people know Battlefield 3 is selling great….

  • nick

    as anyone would!

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    Indeed.