During EA’s recent earnings call, the publisher revealed that it has sold over 4 million Battlefield 3 Premium subscriptions. Premium costs $50 (on average) and gives players free access to all DLC, exclusive in-game items, dog tags, and other goodies.
EA also revealed that it has grossed over $150 million in additional revenue from Premium and extra content on BF3. Last quarter, EA announced that Premium had passed 3.5 million members, so it looks like both Battlefield 3 and Premium are seeing steady sales, almost 2 years after the game was released. Back in February, EA reported sales of almost 3 million subscriptions, so it looks like it’s seeing a steady growth of 500,000 subscribers per quarter.
And there’s a good reason why Premium memberships are still selling. Besides giving access to a ton of BF3 content, Premium owners will also get access to the upcoming Battlefield 4 beta. The Beta will kick off this Fall, likely in September. Recently, DICE concluded an alpha trial of the game.
In addition, EA revealed that Origin had surpassed 50 million members. Origin is required to play Battlefield 3 at this point, and is tied into Battlelog.
EA has announced that its Battlefield 3 Premium subscription has reached an impressive 3.5 million members. Back in February, we reported that Premium had almost 3 million members, so it looks like the service is seeing steady sales, even after BF3 has been over a year and a half on the market. EA said that the Premium service has resulted in over $120 million in additional revenue.
Premium members have access to all DLC for free, and a bunch of other goodies. The best part of Premium these days though, is that all Battlefield 3 Premium members will get access to the upcoming BF4 beta.
Battlefield 3 Premium owners will get a chance to be some of the first to play Battlefield 4. DICE has confirmed that all BF3 Premium owners will get access to the Battlefield 4 beta when it launches this Fall. The beta will be accessible to Premium members and those who pre-order select editions of the game on Origin. Battlefield 4 was unveiled last month with a 17-minute gameplay video (seen above), showing the first mission in the singleplayer campaign. The game will launch this Fall.
With the release of End Game, DICE wrapped up work on Battlefield 3. We’ll still get patches, of course, but content wise, there won’t be any more DLC. It’s good that Premium owners get a few more incentives, since there won’t be any more free content, at least in the form of expansions. A few months ago, EA revealed that Premium now has over 3 million subscribers.
The Battlefield 3 beta launched a few weeks before the game shipped. It started out with a single map and a single game mode (Rush on Operation Metro), and was later extended to another map with another game mode (Conquest on Caspian Border). We’ll have to wait and see what the BF4 beta has in store for us. DICE is expected to unveil the multiplayer portion of the game at E3 in June.
It’s that time of the month: DICE has released the February content for Battlefield 3 Premium members. This time however, the content is on the light side: all we get are 3 new dog tags, which you can see above. Luckily, the 3 dog tags are unlocked and available to all Premium members right now.
Recently, EA announced that there are almost 3 million Premium members, and that the service has so far generated over $100 million in additional revenue. In other words, DLC is big business…
Battlefield 3 Premium has been a huge cash cow for EA and DICE. EA has announced that Battlefield 3 Premium has 2.9 million subscribers, each who paid the $50 to $60 bucks for the Premium service, which includes free DLC and other goodies. The Battlefield 3 Premium service has earned EA $108 million in additional revenue from Battlefield 3, the company revealed to shareholders recently.
Back in November, EA revealed that Battlefield 3 Premium had sold 2 million copies. It seems that sales have been steady so far, with a million additional copies sold until now. Battlefield 3 has one last DLC, “End Game”, which is scheduled for release next month.
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Battlefield 3 Premium members will get a full week of double XP this week. From November 12 to 18, a total of 144 hours of double XP will be available for those looking for quicker ways to rank up. Of course, this is limited to Premium members only. EA recently announced that Battlefield 3 Premium subscribers had surpassed 2 million. So there’s plenty of players out there for you to earn points against these days.
Battlefield 3 has been a very lucrative proposition for EA. Not only has the game sold millions and millions of copies, the publisher has revealed that Battlefield 3 Premium has sold 2 million subscriptions to date. Battlefield 3 Premium retails at $50 and gives players free and early access to all DLC, plus new assignments, double XP weekends, and more. Back in late July, EA announced that over 1.3 million players had purchased Premium, now that number has reached 2 million. And there’s plenty of incentive to get Premium: there are still two DLC packs waiting for release: next month’s Aftermath, and early next year we’ll get End Game.
EA recently announced more than 1.3 million gamers have upgraded to Battefield 3 Premium. Although it still pales in comparison to Call of Duty Elite subscription which has 2 million subscribers, it seems they are catching up.
BF3 Premium was only recently introduced and 800,000 gamers have upgraded in the first 2 weeks when it was first introduced. If you calculate the revenue, 1.3 million x $50, that’s nearly $65 million not including gamers who may have purchased the DLCs separately. It’s no wonder, they have Battlefield 4 confirmed already.