Battlefield 3 jealousy as MW3 breaks sales records

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The Call of Duty franchise sells millions of copies every year a new installment is released, and generates revenues that some movie studios would be proud of. The latest title has just been released and even though there doesn’t seem to be any big discounts this year, things still look good for the publisher. Today we are looking at Battlefield 3 jealousy as MW3 looks to break sales records.

Already the game has begun to break records as T3.com are reporting that Amazon have said the title has become the most preordered game in the retailers history. This is despite the current financial climate affecting many consumers around the world.

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Previously the record was held by last year’s Black Ops and before that Modern Warfare 2, but MW3 saw a 32 percent increase on preorders and is set to smash records across the world. Liz Hosmer of Amazon said “This year has seen the release of a raft of great titles with ‘Battlefield 3’ anticipated as a strong contender to ‘Modern Warfare 3’ but the latest offering in the ‘Call of Duty’ series is the most popular title of the year to date by some distance”.

This news comes after an industry analyst Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee, predicted the game will shift around six million copies in the first day of being available to consumers. It is thought sales of this year’s title will rise by ten percent compared to last year’s offering, and is expected to shift around 18 million copies in the December quarter.

Battlefield 3 is expected to shift around 8 million copies by the end of the year, MW3 looks like it will more than double that figure. Have you already got MW3?

  • Dynasty2021

    Oh trust me, every single player on Battlefield 3 is NOT jealous of Modern Warfare 3.

    Haha, dear god, we aren’t even in the slightest.

    Thanks for giving me a good laugh to the end the day at work.

    • Samzway

      Actually the best laugh comes from your comment, and the hint of desperation it entails. There is a REASON why COD will sale more than double BF3, and it aint jealousy….Now, lets all keep laughing LOL

       

      • OhHowVeryStupidYouAre

        Why, because 12 year olds can understand how to play Modern Noobtube 3 but cant wrap their tiny little brains around large maps and vehicles. Oh, and of course, they cant have their petty egos satisfied by overpowered and easy to obtain killstreaks. Yeah, that sounds about right as far as reasons go. 

        • Hello

          first of all have you played or seem gameplay from the new COD.  Newtubes are now only kills on direct hits and don’t have a kill radius and really only damage people.  Also, the strike packages (new kill streaks) are not overpowered anymore.  Do ur research you idiot

        • Hello

          first of all have you played or seem gameplay from the new COD.  Newtubes are now only kills on direct hits and don’t have a kill radius and really only damage people.  Also, the strike packages (new kill streaks) are not overpowered anymore.  Do ur research you idiot

        • Anonymous

          The constant banter about “12 year olds” and snide ignorant remarks about skill show just how jealous and egotistical people who play Battlefield 3 really are.

      • bringer of death

        Why does everyone care!??? who CARES, did you make the game? are you getting profit? NOPE! soooo if you like MW3 go play it and dont talk about battlefield. If you like BF stop talkin about MW3 and go play Bf. This is sooo annoying, comparing the two games is like comparing super mario to skyrim.

    • Your_fukd

      yea seriously, just because the COD fanboys flood to EVERY COD released (all the same damn game, just new structures added onto the same identical topographical land) does not make COD a better game. COD sells better because the little kids who have mommy an daddy buy the game for them cant comprehend the skill required for Battlefield Series. Battlefield promotes TEAM Work and strategy. COD requires you to spawn and run an gun, kill as many as possible, use unrealistic kill stream rewards and rack up more kills. There is 0 skill in COD.

      • Hello

        ok, so battlefield 3 require skill… i played that game for the first time the other day on the pc at a friends house for 2-3 hours in a packed server that was dedicated to more skilled players.  I got in the top 5 easily every time without even trying and without teamwork.  Battlefield is NOT hard at all and takes as much skill as it does to be a good to great player at COD

        • Anonymous

          I dont regard myself as a FPS god, but I have a fair share of MVP Ribbons already.  Then again, just going for kills and not working as a team will almost always result in less points than the guy who lays down ammo and health for his squadmates. 

    • Jigger

      So, I own both. There are some aspects that I would ike in BF3 while some I want in mw3.

    • Anonymous

      The funny thing is you’re here at this article about BF3 jealousy and not playing. 

  • Lowkey1229

    Battlefield already shipped 10mil you turd.

    • Noneliusj

      Shipped not sold.

    • Anonymous

      MW3 pooped that the first day.  Eat that. 

  • Avenger_808

    Battlefield three is better. I love the mw series but after playing it for 2 hrs i went back to battlefield. Mw3 is full of kids and campers. Battlefield 3 has so much more. And unlike unrealistic kill streaks to get an item. Bf3 only requires you go up to a vehicle of your choice. Its so much like real life. Imp in the military and its all about team work. This is as close to real life as it can get…

  • Avenger_808

    Battlefield three is better. I love the mw series but after playing it for 2 hrs i went back to battlefield. Mw3 is full of kids and campers. Battlefield 3 has so much more. And unlike unrealistic kill streaks to get an item. Bf3 only requires you go up to a vehicle of your choice. Its so much like real life. Imp in the military and its all about team work. This is as close to real life as it can get…

  • Luis Manuel Roca

    you stupid prick… Battlefield players don’t are not jealous about nothing, we are happy with our game. let the campers be happy with theirs !!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Moe-Hansen/100000024490736 Moe Hansen

      Wow, terrible grammar and double negatives. BF3 is the game with all the campers dumbass. 

      Stay in (or go back to) school.

    • Anonymous

      You seem like a typical BF3 player.  I rest my case.

    • bringer of death

      It’s funny how people fight about this, I am happy MW3 out sold BF because that means less players on BF3, which in the long run means loyal customers, and better players

  • Sdcox32

    LMAO to all the bf3 fanboys for saying that CoD is for campers!!!!!!

    I owe both games, both have highs and lows, neither is perfect.
    Both are huge let downs in my opinion, too much hype for both!

    BF3 is a campers paradise, mostly everyone hides waiting for kills
    Lvls are so big in battlefield sometimes your running for minutes before you get to the action, gets real boring. Works best as a team play, yet no one on BF3 uses their mics for xbox, there are more people with mics on Grand Theft Auto 4 than BF3!

    CoD is more fast pace, yet sound effects are trash compared to BF3. Lone wolfing it is easy on CoD, since the maps are small.

    So BF3 when I want to crank it to 11, and CoD when I want a fast pace game.
    If only you could combine the two games then you would have the best FPS ever.
    BF3 sound effects and vehicles, with CoD killstreaks and smaller maps, just a thought…

    • Jon-Paul

      That sounds like the most amazing game that could ever be made

    • Citystars012

      I agree with you but I feel if there are smaller maps in BF then there would be so much chaos and the vehicles would be pointless. I played MW3 and honestly, its the same as MW2 which i think everyone can agree on here. The thing thats sweet is the new mod Kill Confirmed. I wish BF would have more gaming types in stead of three rush, conquest and TDM. But yes, if they combined things together, the sales on the combined games would beat MW3.

      • Solidsnake5232

        team death match and squad rush dont have vehicles,and squad death match has one vehicle for both sides,so who ever gets it gets the advantage….

    • Solidsnake5232

      try playing team death match on bf3….its fastpaced shooting and your map size is limited to a certain area….so,i think bf3 out did mw3 by a long shot…dont get me wrong,ill play mw3 at a friends house,but i aint gonna buy it because im limited to what i can do…killstreaks for a helicopter???wheres the tank?or the jet for that matter…in the long run bf3 will prevail…

  • Avenger_808

    Its called T9 itch so suck it

  • Fd3355

    Everyone’s wrong. The true winner is Skyrim

  • Tony

    I own both and they each have there good points. If I feel like blowing stuff up with a tank or flying around in a helicopter I’ll play BF if I want fast pace shooting I’ll play MW.

  • mw3 hater

    fock mw3 is al the same 

  • haloisskill

    halo.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t picked up my copy yet but I’ve been all over the net the past few days reading MW3 reviews and hype and it seems like every single blog or news entry has a dozen or so Battlefield 3 jerk offs running their mouths about how much better Battlefield 3 is than Modern Warfare 3.  It begs the question, “If Battlefield 3 is so good then why aren’t all these happy players playing it?”  The answer is JEALOUSY.  They just had to stop and see how their precious game was being pummeled in ratings/sales/public limelight.  With MW3 selling 9.8 million in the first 24 hours breaking old records, it’s really hard for me to hear the smallest violin in the world over the deafening sounds of millions of players answering the call.  Face it.  You’re second best.  To be honest you’re not even that. 

    • Kenchan

      One of the smartest things I have read in my life, you took the words out of my thoughts :) Thank You

  • Go

    oh look another FPS wow how many more are going to come out on this old tired genre

  • Anonymous

    If the people arguing about sales had any common sense they would realize that the ‘COD’ franchise is a much bigger franchise, makes games each year, has better marketing strategies, a more noob friendly game, and of course 10* more fan boys, then of course its going to sell more than battlefield 3. If Call of duty decided to make a new series for example; Call Of Duty Pony ride, then i guarantee it will sell more  than battlefield 3 because its a ‘house hold name’.  Anyone who has played console/pc for a long time will know that even though they are both ‘FPS’ games, you have to take a complete different approach to both games when playing them. I have both and in my opinion @Cobra77 battlefield3 has nothing to be jealous of, as we can see ratings/sales/public limelight has only made the cod series get worse since COD4, even to the point that in MW3 they have recycled buildings, used similar map layouts and texture packs, and of course the noob friendly support kill streaks. I guarantee anyone who played COD4 from the beginning will say it was the best. I am not a Battlefield 3 fan boy or a MW franchise rider. IMO they are both good games, I prefer playing BF3 as its a different engine, and no where near as repetitive as COD. But i can see why people love the COD online, as i did earlier in my life. Anyway Happy Gaming and fan boys stop riding the Statistics of sales, it was expected.

  • Anonymous

    No I didn’t get MW3, I got myself a BF3. 

  • Battlefield3

    the more sells don’t mean its the better game…NOPE I didn’t get MW3..I got BF3

  • Dgogo

    honestly sales don’t make a game better than another and ea said they are not expecting to beat cod in sales so why would they be jealous? 

  • Uncle Buck.

    In comparison to Bad Company 2 (which I ranked 50 twice on it), Battlefield 3 has taken a step backwards in delivering a precise and pacey shooter.  Having been a dedicated Battlefield follower for 9 years since the release of 1943 and with the latest installment being so poorly written and coded it’s converted me to MW3.

    I’m certainly no fan boy of either game but personal preference always leant me towards Battlefield as it offered a more teamplayer experience but BF3 has tried to hard but failed on so many accounts.   Having a 767mb patch show it in good light either, having spoken to the veteran community of Battlefield a lot of people have pretty much conveyed the same thoughts and have done the same, maybe this is possibly the reason for the major increase in sales,  peeps trading in their BF3 for MW3….. who knows.

  • bas

    im sorry to say this cod fans but even though mw3(2.5) made more sales bf3 defines the definition of a war game and is better rated….. oh and i like to see infinity ward make a engine right of the ground and do an amazing job at it like dice did…. and people said oh my god infinity ward made so much money off of mw2 but if they did why did they litterally remake the game (mw2.5 or cod fans will say mw3) where did all the money go

  • bas

    hey cobra77 how is mw3 better, i feel like ive benn playing modernwarfare 2 for 3 years