Battlefield vs. Call of Duty Timeline (GRAPHIC)

We could argue over whether the Battlefield franchise is superior to the Call of Duty franchise until our hands become withered and arthritic, but what can’t be debated are numerical facts. Numbers don’t lie — they may be misleading, or the result of corrupt human practices, but they don’t lie.

This detailed timeline outlines the ratings and sales figures of BF and CoD title released to date. On it, you’ll see that the CoD franchise holds the honor of both highest and lowest scoring game, as well as most and least amount of sales on a given title.

Which is your franchise of choice? Is it possible to be a fan of both?

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3 Comments on Battlefield vs. Call of Duty Timeline (GRAPHIC)

David Hue

On November 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Sales doesnt mean better. The average human is pretty lame. One way to get rich is to find something that stupid people consume – because there are a lot of them.

COD and its arcade style and dated graphics makes it easier for the average person to consume.


On November 10, 2011 at 6:50 am

I agree David.

The other thing I see, is that some of those sale numbers for both don’t really appear to be accurate or current anyway. I mean hell some of those were repackaged and sold as bundles through out the years. battlefield 1442 complete collection (phasing out), battlefield 2 complete collection (still being sold), COD WarChest etc.
COD over all probably has sold more though.

COD in its early years really spring boarded from Medal of Honor Allied Assault 2015 inc., in early 2002, a year before BF1942.
And being on a modified Quake III Arena engine, some may say it started there.

Battlefield in its early years, BF 1942, BF2, 2142, were not for every one, because it was not the run and gun infantry only LONEWOFF Quake style twitch shooter that COD was/is that is very easily consumable, and now even more so on consoles.

They WERE both great games in their own right, but I pretty much have no desire for either now. Nostalgia glasses, ya I still find it enjoyable to play some of both the older titles though.


On November 10, 2011 at 7:06 am

Oh, it may also be worth noting, or fair to point out that up until 2005 with Battlefield Modern Combat 2 on consoles, that all previous Battlefield games did not even have a single player story campaigns.

How many of those COD sales were for the single player story campaigns?
If you didn’t play online multiplayers you most likely didn’t buy BF1942, BF2 or 2142 because single player on those games was playing against bots on MP maps only, no storyline campaigns.

I’ll shut up now lol.