EA is currently having another huge Battlefield 3 sale on Origin, this time some games and DLC are up to 75% off. Battlefield 3 retails at just $10 as a digital download, while the Premium membership costs $30. If you want both BF3 and Premium, the deal is even sweeter: just $35. Individual Battlefield 3 expansion packs can be had for $50 off, or $7.50.
Older Battlefield games are also on sale: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 2142, and the classic Battlefield 2 all retail for just $5 a pop.
EA has a quick Battlefield 3 sale on Origin. Both the game, its expansions, and “shortcuts” are on sale. The base game can be had for only $12, while expansions have been slashed from $15 to $10. Battlefield 3 shortcuts, which give you unlocks and camo packs, are on sale for half the price, with the “Ultimate Shortcut Bundle” going for $20 (regular price is $40). Class specific shortcut bundles are only $2, down from $7. Get it while offers last.
After some rumors about a possible Battlefield 4 title, EA has now confirmed its existence. The latest Medal of Honor Warfighter trailer reveals the pre-order incentive that was leaked on Origin last week: pre-order MoH Warfighter and get exclusive access to the Battlefield 4 beta sometime in 2013. It’s no surprise EA is pushing ahead with a Battlefield 3 sequel — BF3 has sold some 15 million copies to date, and is the fastest selling game in EA’s history. Many had expected the next Battlefield game to move into the future, with Battlefield 2143. We’ll have to wait and see what BF4 has in store for us in 2013.
EA just released their financial earnings report, where they revealed that Battlefield 3 has shipped 15 million copies, making it the best selling Battlefield title to date. That’s a good $900 million at the box office, not counting in DLC sales and sales of online passes for used games. EA expects Battlefield 3 sales to reach 18 million by the end of the fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2013. Back in February, EA reported that Battlefield 3 has sold 10 million copies.
EA CEO John Riccitiello told analysts and shareholders that Battlefield 3 has managed to eat into Call of Duty’s market share for first person shooters. Riccitiello said, “Battlefield 3 took a very significant share from the leading competitor on its way to being one of the biggest selling titles in EA history”. EA also confirmed that Battlefield 3 will see DLC releases next month, this Fall and Winter as well.
In a conference call with analysts yesterday, EA revealed their financial numbers for the third quarter of the current financial year, and it looked pretty good for Battlefield 3: the game has sold 10 million copies worldwide, across all platforms. What’s even more impressive, the sales numbers only include until December 31, 2011.
During the same conference call, EA’s Peter C. Ausnit chipped in regarding upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC, saying that EA will have an event in New York next week. He said:
“You’re going to hear some announcements from us on Battlefield actually as early as next week in an event we’ve got in New York.”
It’s looking pretty good for Battlefield 3 — it’s already the best selling Battlefield game of all time, and we can’t wait to see what EA has in store for the next DLC.
Battlefield 3 has been out for about a month now, and EA Chief Financial Officer Eric Brown revealed during a technology conference in San Francisco that Battlefield 3 has sold 8 million copies to date. Previously, EA announced that Battlefield 3 had sold 5 million copies during its first week on the market.
Brown also revealed that the game has shipped 12 million units worldwide.
According to NPD, a very trusted source when it comes to sales numbers, Battlefield 3 sold just under 2 million copies in the United States for the month of October. The 2 million number may not sound impressive compared to EA’s figures of 5 million sold and 10 million shipped, but remember that NPD only tracks data in the US, and that Battlefield 3 was launched in late October, with less than a week on the shelves. Here’s the top 10 list of best selling games in October:
Batman: Arkham City
Just Dance 3
Madden NFL 12
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
FIFA Soccer 12
It was recently revealed that the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 outsold both the PC and PS3 versions combined.
On November 25, 2011, Americans celebrate “Black Friday”, where we buy untold amounts of stuff at unheard of low prices. All major retailers have plenty of offers, including in the video game space. Walmart has just announced the deals they’ll be offering for Black Friday, and they include Battlefield 3 for just $28, on all platforms.
If that’s not all for you, they’re also offering Gears of War 3 and Batman Akrham City for $28 a piece. But of course, you, as reader of BF3Blog, already have a copy of Battlefield 3, but on Black Friday, it might be a good idea to pick up a copy for a friend or two and introduce them to Battlefield.
You can check out all Walmart Black Friday offers here.
Recently, EA announced that Battlefield 3 had sold 5 million copies during its first week, an impressive number even for an AAA game. Now additional data from third party sales trackers reveals the breakdown of the sales, i.e. how many units were sold on each platform, in approximate numbers.
It’s clear that the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 has taken a considerable lead, outselling the PlayStation 3 and PC versions by a huge margin. In fact, the Xbox 360 version outsold the PS3 and PC versions combined.
Xbox 360: 2.2 million
PlayStation 3: 1.5 million
The numbers aren’t 100% accurate as some digital retailers, including EA’s Origin, haven’t disclosed their sales numbers, so it’s likely that the numbers for the PC version are higher than reported. Just after Battlefield 3 shipped, EA reported that 10 million units were shipped.
EA CEO John Riccitiello today announced via a conference call to investors that Battlefield 3 has already shipped 10 million units within a week of release, with 3 million of those being pre-orders. He also noted that the game is in such high demand that many retailers are running out of stock and have re-ordered copies with the publisher. For comparison, EA revealed that Bad Company 2 has sold 11 million units to date, a number which Battlefield 3 should easily surpass by the end of this month.
We’re previously heard analysts estimate Battlefield 3 sales at around 8 to 10 million, but no one had predicted such a strong launch — the biggest one-day shipment in EA’s history, according to EA COO Peter Moore. Battlefield 3′s chief competitor, Modern Warfare 3, is scheduled for launch early next month, and Battlefield 3 has gotten a decent head start in terms of sales. Most analysts and industry insiders predict Modern Warfare 3 will sell twice as many units as Battlefield 3.