Battlefield 3 videogame sales blow away EA record

Nov 01, 2011
File photo shows a poster of the Battlefield 3 video game. Electronic Arts announced that Battlefield 3 has become its fastest selling video game ever, with players snapping up more than five million copies since it launched last week.

Electronic Arts (EA) announced that Battlefield 3 has become its fastest selling video game ever, with players snapping up more than five million copies since it launched last week.

"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 EA executive vice president said Patrick Soderlund.

"Already, we are seeing unprecedented play times and online activity which is very rewarding," he continued. "This launch solidifies Battlefield as a leading entertainment brand."

The latest edition to popular Battlefield military shooter franchise has reportedly generated more than $300 million in revenue since the veteran US maker released it on October 25.

An unprecedented number of people took to playing Battlefield 3 online during the weekend, causing some system stumbles, according to EA.

"This has been our largest launch to date," the 29-year-old US video game company said at its Battlefield 3 blog.

"The overwhelming response has been as humbling as it is appreciated," the message continued. " 3 is the fastest selling game in EA's history, but is not without its ups and downs."

EA said that the system supporting online multi-player features in the video game "was stabilized to roughly 98.9 percent" during the weekend.

The game is set near in a near future, with players taking on roles as US Marines tackling missions places such as Paris, New York and Tehran.

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Egnite
5 / 5 (4) Nov 01, 2011
If you like shooters and haven't seen the Frostbite 2 engine in action yet, I'd highly recommend trying it as you won't be disappointed!
Aloken
3 / 5 (2) Nov 01, 2011
If you dont feel like installing spyware but still want to try this, use a console. If you want decent controls and no spyware try out another pc shooter because this one is bundled with it.
CHollman82
2 / 5 (16) Nov 01, 2011
Best looking game I've played personally, and first game that my PC couldn't run on full graphics settings... Pretty fun too, I liked the mission where you are the gunner in an F18, really gives you a good idea of what it would be like, when you launch off the deck of the carrier you can almost feel the acceleration.
ArtVandelay
1.7 / 5 (6) Nov 01, 2011
Wow, the PC version is getting hosed on the ratings at Amazon due to the Origin spyware.
Shaffer
5 / 5 (2) Nov 01, 2011
I've been playing the Battlefield games since '1942' came out. There is no better war-like simulation on the market. There are other games which may be more favorable for fast paced FPS, but if you want the most realistic representation of war, this is it!
gmurphy
1 / 5 (1) Nov 01, 2011
I'm particularly impressed with the animation in BF3, the movement of the in-game characters is strikingly real. The fidelity of the sound generation stands out too, hopefully the multi-player environments will stay clear of cheating hackers, BF2 was riddled with them towards the end.
Voleure
5 / 5 (2) Nov 02, 2011
Can't imagine allowing any company to install software on my pc that allows them to read and monitor every package, document and activity and also sign an agreement allowing that same company to sell the information gathered to third-parties...
That's what you give up to play this game.

they say gaming is like a drug...
Sinister1811
1.4 / 5 (11) Nov 02, 2011
Battlefield 2 is a good game, but the bugs in it are a constant source of frustration.
Sinister1811
1.7 / 5 (11) Nov 02, 2011
Sorry, I meant Battlefield 3. *Sigh*
CHollman82
1.3 / 5 (16) Nov 02, 2011
Battlefield 2 is a good game, but the bugs in it are a constant source of frustration.


I've played for 10 hours now and can't recall a single bug... PC version.
CHollman82
1.3 / 5 (15) Nov 02, 2011
That's what you give up to play this game.


Not if you know what you're doing... I agree it was a dick move on their part, but the great thing about PC gamers is that a lot of them are intelligent enough to defeat such systems, to remove them altogether, or at least to find someone else who has and benefit from their work...

They say gaming is like a drug


Who says that? Idiots? Knowing both, one is nothing like the other...
CHollman82
1.3 / 5 (14) Nov 02, 2011
Battlefield 2 is a good game, but the bugs in it are a constant source of frustration.


I've played for 10 hours now and can't recall a single bug... PC version.


Unless you call getting shoved out of cover into the open by one of your squadmates a "bug", that happens sometimes... but that's not really a bug just a minor AI imperfection.
CHollman82
1.5 / 5 (8) Nov 02, 2011
Oh no, another driveby downvoting of all my posts by IVT...
Ethelred
3 / 5 (4) Nov 02, 2011
These logins are all sockpuppets and need to be banned by Physorg.

johnnyb72 | johnnyb73 | johnnyb74 | johnnyb75 | IVT |

And competent site would ban the person that created them as well.

Ethelred
Sinister1811
1.4 / 5 (10) Nov 03, 2011
Battlefield 2 is a good game, but the bugs in it are a constant source of frustration.


I've played for 10 hours now and can't recall a single bug... PC version.


I've played this game for less than three hours and noticed considerable bugs in the single player campaign. I.e. Getting stuck on mission "going hunting" where the runners either don't appear or don't die no matter how many times you "lase" them.

The second bug I've noticed is in the mission Operation Guillotine, where after the RPG blows up the truck, the AI stops beneath the bridge and just remains there, despite the "Follow" command. The only thing that fixed it for me was restarting the entire mission.

The next bug I've noticed was in the mission after that with the tanks. After you've finished blowing up the cars, the tank still doesn't move forward to the bridge area... I'm sure there are other bugs and glitches also, but I'm not that far into the game, tbh.
CHollman82
1.5 / 5 (8) Nov 03, 2011
I've played this game for less than three hours and noticed considerable bugs in the single player campaign. I.e. Getting stuck on mission "going hunting" where the runners either don't appear or don't die no matter how many times you "lase" them.

The second bug I've noticed is in the mission Operation Guillotine, where after the RPG blows up the truck, the AI stops beneath the bridge and just remains there, despite the "Follow" command. The only thing that fixed it for me was restarting the entire mission.

The next bug I've noticed was in the mission after that with the tanks. After you've finished blowing up the cars, the tank still doesn't move forward to the bridge area... I'm sure there are other bugs and glitches also, but I'm not that far into the game, tbh.


That's very strange, I've gotten through all of those missions and considerably further and seen no bugs at all...

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