Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million In A Week


Posted October 31, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

Battlefield 3

According to Electronic Arts, war-torn FPS Battlefield 3 has sold more than 5 million copies in its first week of release. Bolstered by very positive review scores and tons of word-of-mouth, BF3 is EA's fastest selling game of all time, according to the company. In celebration, here's a few brand new screenshots from Battlefield 3's Back to Karkand DLC for your eyes to look at and gaze upon and otherwise enjoy.

“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 Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of the EA Games Label. “It is extremely gratifying to deliver an entertainment experience that delights our fans, and to have the opportunity to introduce new people to the franchise. Already, we are seeing unprecedented play times and online activity which is very rewarding. This launch solidifies Battlefield as a leading entertainment brand.”

EA's is very proud of these other milestones as well:

  • 2.5 Million Facebook “likes” with hundreds of thousands of fans actively engaged
  •  Over 200K followers on Twitter
  • Battlefield 3 fans executed 73M savior kills, 48M revives and destroyed 67M vehicles

Which is all well and good... but soon, BF3's real test will come: November 8 marks the release date for Modern Warfare 3.

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Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million In A Week