Analysts predicted Battlefield 3 could sell an impressive 12 million units in its lifetime.
Well, that's certainly possible. After becoming the single biggest day-one shipment in EA's history (10 million units shipped on launch day), DICE's shooter has continued to sell well at retailers worldwide.
During an investor presentation , EA CFO Eric Brown gave us a little sales update: Battlefield 3 has now shipped 12 million copies and sold 8 million. Sure, this is behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (6.5 million sold on launch day), but EA is getting what they wanted: a critically acclaimed, popular title.
And by the way, fan backlash – including a lawsuit – has resulted in EA making good on their promise to PlayStation 3 owners. Therefore, if you bought BF3 on PS3, you will eventually have free access to Battlefield 1943 .
Related Game(s): Battlefield 3