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Battlefield 3 Sells Over 5 Million Units in First Week

Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that based on internal estimates, Battlefield 3 has sold through five million units in the first week globally, making it the fastest-selling game in EA’s history. The outstanding retail performance is driven by critic’s reviews averaging above 85 on console and above 90 on PC.* Word-of-mouth from gamers is also driving sales – Battlefield 3 now has more than 2.5 Million “likes” on Facebook. Following the tradition of all games in this storied franchise; Battlefield 3 includes a superior multi-player experience. Consumers have logged-on in unprecedented numbers to team up and join the battle. Server stability was solid in the first weekend, delivering EA’s highest-ever usage rates. While some players experienced intermittent disruption of online services due to high volume, internal estimates show that servers and service uptime stabilized to roughly 98.9% throughout the weekend, ensuring that players were connected and enjoying the game. With a commitment to support the game as a software service, EA is listening to consumer feedback and is making daily updates and improvements to ensure an optimal online experience for all.

Battlefield 3 continues to set new EA records this weekend**:
·         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

Kaostic | 1st November, 2011
Ice Maiden's picture
Typo Kris :P
Platinum's picture
Wonder what the numbers are per platform? I guess the Xbox would win by a mile?
FoxyStoat's picture
Originally Posted by Kaostic View Post
Battilefield 3 Sells Over 5 Million Units in First Week
Kaostic's picture
Ah shut up your facesss..
Ex0dUs's picture
And this is exactly the reason EA dont give a **** about anything they do, because everyone still buys it anyway...

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