EA Says Battlefield 3 Got ‘Close to’ 3 Million Pre-Orders

Battlefield 3 is Electronic Arts’ biggest first-person shooter launch ever, the company is reporting, with “close to” 3 million presales running up to its launch today.

The numbers are EA’s internal estimates for presales up to Oct. 24. A few weeks ago, the company said it had received “a couple million” presales. By way of comparison, Warner Bros. just fired off a press release pegging Batman: Arkham City‘s first-week sales numbers at about 4.6 million. We’ll have to see where Battlefield clocks in at the beginning of next week, and of course, Batman doesn’t have a PC version out just yet.

What’s really going to matter, though, is how the sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 go. We haven’t heard much on the subject of presales from Activision, but I’d be willing to bet their at least 3 million, even without dedicated servers for ranked games.

Via CVG.

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1 Comment on EA Says Battlefield 3 Got ‘Close to’ 3 Million Pre-Orders


On October 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Just think how many pre-orders they would have had if it was available on Steam. I know of about 5 first hand.