Battlefield 3 sells 5 million copies in first week

Only a week after its launch, EA’s internal estimates say that Battlefield 3 has sold over 5 million units worldwide, becoming the fastest selling game in EA’s history. EA’s Executive Vice President, Patrick Soderlund said, “It is extremely gratifying to deliver an entertainment experience that delights our fans…This launch solidifies Battlefield as a leading entertainment brand.” 

EA also let the fans in on some other record-breaking stats from this past week, including over 2.5 million “likes” on Facebook and over 200,000 followers on Twitter. On top of that, from the Battlefield 3 games played during this past weekend, there were 73 million savoir kills, 48 million revives and 67 million vehicles destroyed. Truth be told, there is something very satisfying about taking out tank and everyone in it with some C4.

While there launch might have been a success, I know more than a few Battlefield 3 players who were a little frustrated over the connectivity issues over this past week, along with video card issues for the PC version. EA has spoken up about this, stating that they will continue to listen to customer feedback and to make daily improvements to the game. Considering that EA has pumped so much capital into this franchise, I’m sure that they won’t let these bugs loiter around for much longer.

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