Battlefield Premium is turning out the be quite popular, as EA revealed today that over 800,000 Battlefield 3 players have forked over the $50 to become Premium members. And that’s only after being just two weeks on the market, according to EA’s Patrick Soderlund, who spoke to USA Today. In case you’re not familiar with Battlefield Premium, it’s main feature is early access to DLC — which is also free. In addition, Premium members receive a whole bunch of perks, including double-XP weekends, dog tags, a special knife, and more.
“We’re actually only two weeks into it, so it’s a little early to tell how this is going to pay off. It certainly it looks very promising right now.” said Soderlund in the interview. It should look promising — 800,000 Premium members translates to $40 million in revenue, which was roughly the entire budget for Battlefield 3. For more, check out the full Battlefield Premium details.