Submitted by Rearden 423d ago | news

Battlefield 4 pre-orders “below BF3 at this point”

Battlefield 4 is trailing behind BF3 in pre-orders. (Battlefield 4, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Concertoine  +   423d ago
"The pre-orders for these consoles that aren't even out yet aren't near what they were on consoles with 70 million install bases!"
-__- no s***
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xHoii  +   423d ago
Doesn't really matter anyway, it will surley surpass BF3's sales
HarryB  +   423d ago
Haha yeah right. I preordered bad company 2 bf3 but when I played the bf4 beta I didn't even bother preordering. I'm not even getting it.
AliTheSnake1  +   423d ago
Sales will increase once the game releases.PC gamers want to make sure it runs great on their hardware (beta had a lot of problems ) . And Console gamers want to see how it runs on their next gen system ( no footage shown)
ZBlacktt  +   423d ago
So this, lol.
STK026  +   423d ago
But, the game will still be released on the older consoles. If the pre-orders really are down overall, it means that despite having access to a larger install base for the current gen (as millions of Xbox 360 and PS3 have been sold since BF3) and having the ability to tap into the next generation install base (only a few million consoles overall, but launch games usually benefit from a higher attach rate), it's not really a good sign. I'm not saying BF4 will flop, as it surely won't, but it's probably not what EA expected.
Concertoine  +   423d ago
I own a 360, and bought bf3 on there too. I'm not buying a next gen console until next year. Why would i spend 60 bucks on the worst version of bf4, and why would i pre order it for a console i won't own until at least a year.
That's why it's not selling as well.
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itBourne  +   423d ago
The next gen versions are hurting this gen sales. Hence why Rockstar didnt say anything about GTA5 on PC or next gen, even though they clearly had it in mind all a long. I havent pre ordered any games because idk what I want first for my ps4 yet, I know a lot of people who do not want the "worst" version of a game, and I know some who plan on getting a new system soon, but arent hardcore at it, so just simply dont see a point in getting a current gen game, they are just waiting.
awi5951  +   423d ago
Yeah you have to look at it who wants to buy the outdated version of a game and then have to buy it again. Well aparently EA is going to let xbox 360 and ps3 users upgrade To the next gen versions for 10 dollars extra. It may work for call of duty since they dont upgrade visuals often but people want to play BF4 the best they can. Alot of people are just going to wait untill they get the new consoles.
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Hufandpuf  +   423d ago
I'm not getting it until the next-gen consoles come out. Why spoil it early with the worst version of the game?
badboy776  +   423d ago
I think this has to do with timed Exclusive Xbox DLC.
Statix  +   423d ago
The article said that "total" pre-orders (including current-gen, PC, and next-gen, I presume) combined are below that of BF3. It also makes sense that if BF4 preorders have surpassed BF3's, then EA would have said that directly.

To be honest, the beta kinda turned me off of the game. I've put more than 700 hours into BF3, but BF4's beta did not impress me at all. I'm questioning whether I should keep my preorder (PS4).
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Concertoine  +   423d ago
Actually it implies they arent aware of pc or current gen pre-orders.
If you have doubts swap it for killzone and get it after you KNOW you want it or not.
MyFeetHurt  +   423d ago
played the beta for about 15 minutes

said "nope"

and went back to cs:go
wtopez  +   423d ago
Just bought it for PC from for $39. You can do it through Origin Mexico. It was very easy. If you're interested.


BTW Tnx StillGray
konnerbllb  +   423d ago
I would be hesitant of this. Microsoft and Steam have banned people for purchasing cheaper games in other regions that aren't their own.

Since EA and Origin is much more Evil than both of them I personally wouldn't do this.
Omegasyde  +   423d ago
I bought it on the PS3 Playstation store.

Since there is a promo for 10$ back for every 50 spent, the game will only cost me 50$

Then I bought the Season pass (50$) and that gave me back another 10$. So November 1st, I will have 20$ store credit.
Gamer1982  +   423d ago
The issue is they are only counting current gen pre-orders as these are day 1. A lot of them pre-orders are gonna come from nex-gen players as most FPS players want nex-gen now. So pre-orders are gonna be lower. It was the exact same with FIFA being lower sales this year.
Supermax  +   423d ago
Numbers are down because of competition,there are more and more multiplayer games this trend will be the norm for cod and bf once titanfall the division destiny halo 5 planetside 2 come out.
Starbucks_Fan  +   423d ago
I wonder if it's because BF4 will be $30 at Gamestop on Black Friday
gamegenieny  +   423d ago
I'd say the Black friday deal might have something to do with it ! :D
sigfredod  +   423d ago
that's bad news for ea, bf3 was only for ps3, xbox360 and pc, while bf4 is available for those plus ps4 and xbone
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LarryB  +   423d ago
I have yet to see any direct feed for next gen consoles. This is unacceptable, and we're only a few weeks away from release. Dice/EA it would be nice to know what to expect since I preodered the PS4 BF4 bundle...assholes.
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Statix  +   423d ago
I have to agree with this. I absolutely loathe DICE and/or EA's tendency to hide any direct-feed gameplay footage of games on consoles. It's either because they don't want any platform graphical comparisons to be made, or they don't want to reveal that the game may run at a slightly lower resolution than 1080p.

Either way, it's bullshit. Just show the damn game already.
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KillerPwned  +   423d ago
Well for any current gen players and actually next gen of this game its gonna be on sale on black Friday for $30 at gamestop. So Why preorder if you are gonna play on either? Just pick it up black friday and get the PS3 version for $30 and if you have a PS4 just pay an extra $10 for the digital version. There you got two versions of the game for $20 off the retail price.
Omegasyde  +   423d ago
Great Idea, I wish I thought of this before preording on the PS3 store (for ps4 version).
Gore-Content  +   423d ago
With every new iteration every two years, the franchise has become more and more akin to COD, with little to none improvements but the updated graphics.
Pandamobile  +   423d ago
Yea, bigger maps, bigger focus on vehicles, team-play and destruction. All staples of the COD franchise /s.
ssj27  +   423d ago
EA are the ones to blame for this and they have gain a bigger install base by doing this, they are making more money but DICE is doing less quality games..
Don't be amazed if soon they start making a new BF for every release in a future..

so far they are working in 3 IP's right? The quality will be poor in all of them.. I hope i'm wrong! idk how big they are to be able to handle such a rate.

their best last BF was exclusive to consoles BAD COMPANY.
BF3 did not live to the hype and BF4 is just a copy.. like if BF3 was a beta, a bad beta and BF4 will be more polished.. I may be wrong since people felt that the bf4 beta was very poor in quality in every way, even pc gamer's complain.
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Omegasyde  +   423d ago
Next gen version supports more players and has larger maps.

Bf3 on console was "good" but the mapsize for only 24 players was way too big. Also BF3 promotes and rewards teamwork far more than Call of Duty does.

In fact, more often than not, the top scorer in BF3 is not always the player with top 3 kills.


Sidenote: I wish Sony would release a Socom for Ps4, Zero-hour is way too far off.
Rooted_Dust  +   423d ago
It's likely due to the low quality of the current gen console version.
GoPanthers999  +   423d ago
Whats your point? Preordered for X1, we are moving on to next gen.
Funantic1  +   423d ago
COD is selling well. That and Killzone are hurting BF4. I plan on getting COD but skipping BF4. BF4 looks good. Graphics have never been it's problem. The visuals look good. But the maps are so big and all the action is spread too far apart. On COD you can get 20-30 kills with no problem. And you spawn quicker on COD. You're holding the controller representing the gun so wanna shoot it. On BF4 you're wandering around looking for the action. I'm buying a X1 but I think Killzone is better than BF4.
justiceabove  +   423d ago
This right here, is what is wrong with gamers today. All they want is the action without having to do anything to get to it. How is that even interesting remotely?

I would rather have objectives I take with my team and see the enemy coming from miles away so I can prepare for a fight instead of spawn, die, spawn, walk three steps, die, rinse repeat for 20 minutes.
justiceabove  +   423d ago
This article's only proof is preorders through GAMESTOP. How about all the people who have ordered it through Amazon or buy it from Best Buy or *gasp* they own a PC and bought it off Origins.

Consoles arn't the only sales games get. Don't forget about digital distribution.

The only time I buy a game from Gamestop is if I want it now and I can't get it anywhere else.
Trekster_Gamer  +   423d ago
I wonder if people are waiting for reviews given the issues with BF3?

I know I sure am. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun....
justiceabove  +   423d ago
I would just get it. If you are looking for a new shooter like I am, you should just get it.
Trekster_Gamer  +   423d ago
I am sure I will end up getting it, most likely after I finish COD ghosts and Ruse..
xKugo  +   423d ago
That's not surprising, to me at least. There are people with-holding from next-gen consoles until next-year when there are more games to justify the purchase. Which means, if they don't buy next-gen consoles, they will be getting A SIGNIFICANTLY worse experience on current-gen hardware. The beta turned off ALOT of people from the game and the damage is pretty irreparable. Also to add, there is really nothing different about BF4 from BF3, especially if you played on PC. The difference level in terms of game-play, map design, art direction and sound quality between Bad Company 2(r.i.p best battlefield yet) and BF3 were incredibly substantial, which is part of the reason why the hype for it was so high. No such thing exist now....hence no real hype for it outside of a few gaming websites.
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nutcrackr  +   423d ago
Anecdotal "evidence" from four Gamestop managers. Hardly award winning research.

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