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Want to pre-order Battlefield 3? Well you’re not the only one…

by Steven Williamson on 8 September 2011, 10:50

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), FPS

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According to EA’s CFO Eric Brown, an astonishing 1.25 million copies of Battlefield 3 have been pre-ordered already, surpassing pre-order figures of all previous Battlefield games.

“To date we have about 1.25 million pre-orders on Battlefield 3, so it’s still well ahead of its predecessor title, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, in regards to pre-orders in the same number of weeks until launch. So it’s doing very well,” said Brown.

Of course, Brown couldn’t miss out the opportunity to rub it in Call of Duty’s face.

“We have the advantage of a two-and-a-half week early launch window verses our competitor [Call of Duty: MW3], and we intend to use that,” he gloated.

With over a month still to go before the game is released, (25/10/11) it will be interesting to see how many more copies get pre-ordered, and how many copies are sold overall. Will it beat Modern Warfare 2, which sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone? Or will it go one better and beat the biggest game of all time: Super Mario Bros on the NES, which sold over a whopping 40 million copies? Unlikely, perhaps, but only time will tell…

Incidentally, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 goes on sale shortly after Battlefield 3 on 11 Novemeber, 2011.

Written by Omar Khan

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Team EA FTW… wait did i just say that?
Incidentally, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 goes on sale shortly after Battlefield 3 on 11 August, 2011.

awesome i`ll go buy it!! oh wait…..

think you mean 11th november…..
Think I will save my money for MW3 :3
I'll be getting it on pre order, but I still need to have a look around to see where is best to get it from…

I want the free expansion offer, but I'm not really bothered about getting early unlocks on weapon perks.
40 Million for Mario !!! Christ…