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Battlefield 3 jealousy as MW3 breaks sales records

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?

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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bas
bas

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

bas
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

Uncle Buck.
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… Read more »

Dgogo
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? 

Battlefield3
Battlefield3

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

Anonymous
Anonymous

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

Anonymous
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… Read more »

Go
Go

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

Anonymous
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… Read more »

haloisskill
haloisskill

halo.

mw3 hater
mw3 hater

fock mw3 is al the same 

Tony
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.

Fd3355
Fd3355

Everyone’s wrong. The true winner is Skyrim

Avenger_808
Avenger_808

Its called T9 itch so suck it

Sdcox32
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,… Read more »

Luis Manuel Roca
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 !!!

Avenger_808
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
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…

Lowkey1229
Lowkey1229

Battlefield already shipped 10mil you turd.

Dynasty2021
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.

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