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 alsoâ€¦
â€¦ 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 badâ€¦ 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.
Last Updated: September 8, 2011