Battlefield 3 Pre-Orders Ten Times Higher Than Bad Company 2

2 min read


Spoiler alert: Battlefield 3 is going to sell really, really well. EA announced that pre-orders for their upcoming large scale war shooter are through the roof and all this does is prove to us that having a great looking game sells itself and also…

… making your good looking game go head to head with the behemoth of a rival franchise may have been a very good marketing move from EA.

So how much are we talking here? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Millions?

So no kidding around then… Battlefield 3 has blown Bad Company 2’s (what we have to assume as 125,000) pre-orders away as EA have announced that Battlefield 3 is already sitting on an absolutely staggering 1.25 million pre-orders. Not bad considering that it means that it has matched one of the most pre-ordered games of all time – last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 did indeed seem like a slow starter though, as friend recommendations and price drops over time eventually brought the total sales of DICE’s online console war shooter up to a very impressive 9 million units sold. Not bad… not bad at all.

With that in mind, it’s easy to see that with the game looking fantastic as well as the market being bigger, Battlefield 3 has the potential to punt out some really, really high sales figures over its lifespan.

Read  EA is under criminal investigation in Belgium for refusing to remove FIFA's loot boxes

Source: Gamasutra, Battlefield 3 Blog (via Joystiq)

Last Updated: September 8, 2011

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

Check Also

The Rise and Fall of Skate

Three games over several years, and EA was been responsible for one of the best damn trilo…