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Analysts Predicts Battlefield 4 Sales To Hit 14 Million

Sterne Agee analyst offers sales estimate for upcoming shooter; believes it can successfully coexist alongside Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Despite competition from Call of Duty: Ghosts, DICE's Battlefield 4 will sell 14 million units upon launch later this year, according to Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia. The analyst revealed the prediction today in a note to investors that was focused on Activision Blizzard.

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WolfOfDarkness1124d ago (Edited 1124d ago )

" It will "

Xaphy1124d ago

I hope they are not forgetting about the people who are switching over from COD. Im one of them.

LOGICWINS1124d ago

As far as next-gen is concerned, BF4 will without a doubt outsell Ghosts. And that trend will continue. I dnt see the dude bros spending $399-499 to play COD.

Johnsonparts231124d ago

@LOGICWINS they don't need to since its being released on PS3 and Xbox 360......and no it won't outsell COD, not even within 5 million units. Just like COD there's no real innovations to BF4, just better graphics and 60fps.

Darrius Cole1124d ago

@Johnsonparts23

I know it's been done before, but 64-player multiplayer is quite a change from the 12-on-12 multiplayer that was in console Battlefield and COD.

torchic1124d ago

I agree with you LOGIC

Battlefield 4 will sell more than Ghosts on next-gen platforms for sure.

FunkMacNasty1124d ago

"I hope they are not forgetting about the people who are switching over from COD. Im one of them."

That's cool... as long as you aren't hoping DICE will add killstreaks, akimbo shotguns, and quick-scoping for you just because you switched. ;-)

jetlian1124d ago

I think cod will still out sell BF on next gen. Player count wont have an effect. BF has more players now when compared to cod.

They have different play styles. I like BF more but It being harder makes people flock to cod

Andreas-Sword1123d ago

I also pre-ordered Battlefield 4 for the PS4.

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Koyes1124d ago

I don't really see what either franchise bring new to the table. Hating on CoD is the 'cool' thing to do, but BF lacks innovation too. All I can is pretty graphics, not much more. FPS as a whole are stale, not just select series.

Hufandpuf1124d ago

oh idk, maybe bringing the full battlefield experience that was only reserved for PC players to the console with an engine that will live on into the next-gen life-cycle.

SIRHC131124d ago (Edited 1124d ago )

I'm betting more. I think it will definitely beat out Call of Duty on the next gen front, although I can see Ghosts having a relatively slight lead over BF this year in contrast to past years on current gen platforms. I think a decline is going to begin with the next gen.

Ghosts simply doesn't look nearly as good as most other games, particularly Battlefield 4. And BF4 with 60 frames and possible 1080p with 64 player servers... Shit's about to get real.

SIRHC131124d ago

COD > BF4 (Current Gen)
COD < BF4 (Next Gen)

The difference in visual fidelity is pretty clear. When buying a next generation platform, I doubt consumers will have Call of Duty in mind. I 100% believe next gen will be dominated by Battlefield.

Johnsonparts231124d ago

just like COD though it looks the same as last gen apart from the graphics. I think people underestimate the popularity of COD, the last 3 made over a Billion each.... a BILLION! BF4 will sell more than it usually does, but it won't come within 5 million units of COD. Not for any other reason than fan base and popularity.

FunAndGun1124d ago

I don't remember collapsing skyscrapers, dropping tanks through the streets into the lower level, and water battles with dynamic waves on last gen Battlefields.

SIRHC131124d ago (Edited 1124d ago )

Even BF3 was pretty ahead of its time. Current Gen didn't do it justice. Next Gen on the other hand will feature a fully-realized Battlefield, and that entire console audience will be introduced to what all of the fuss is about.

ricochetmg1124d ago

It will be my first ps4 game so yea...

JsonHenry1124d ago

I think CoD will sell well but BF4 has a good chance to "win" long term. The problem is the new CoD game looks so dated because they are making it for the older systems as well that BF4 will grab the attention of the early console adopters that want the best looking and flashiest game and snowball from there.

Both MS and Sony have enough power in their consoles to run the game at ultra settings (the 7970 can easily run BF3 [email protected]) so gamers are in for a real treat visually. And if you are like me you like the fact that you can play so many different game modes on CoD with such varied map sizes that it makes CoD offerings seem pathetic by comparison. The one thing I wish that BF4 would implement that the new CoD has though is a lean function. But I think that might make sniping overpowered in BF4 so I can see why they didnt want to add it as it might be a game breaker.

Johnsonparts231124d ago

they're making BF4 for older consoles too......

JsonHenry1124d ago

Yes but they have the high end PC version to port to the new consoles. The CoD series has never had a high end DX10/11 version like the BF/Bad Company games have had for over 5 years.

Even running at max PC settings the CoD games look like something from early 2000s on PCs and only have DX9 support.

Sitdown1124d ago

My only dilemma is which console to purchase it for...

JsonHenry1124d ago

I will probably end up buying it for PC and then again on the PS4 since just about everyone I know is going with the PS4 instead of the Xbox this time around.

Sitdown1124d ago

I never really gamed on the pc......well not since my Tandy 1000 days; so my decision is between the Xone and PS4. I historically have liked the Microsoft controller for fps, but with recent news on the ps4 controller the debate begins.

JsonHenry1124d ago

If you don't like it you could always get one of those after market controllers that are shaped like the opposing console's controller.

I will probably end up getting one of those keyboard/mouse converters for my PS4 for the FPS style games.

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