Battlefield 3 jealousy as MW3 breaks sales records

By Gary Johnson - Nov 8, 2011

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.

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?

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