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Submitted by TheIneffableBob 1637d ago | news

More people playing Bad Company 2 on PC than consoles

According to DICE developer Bazajaytee, the "PC currently has more people playing and are in game servers than both the consoles." (Battlefield: Bad Company 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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TheIneffableBob  +   1637d ago
Also, on Amazon.de, the PC version is currently the best selling video game, outselling both the PlayStation 3 (3rd place) and Xbox 360 (17th place) versions.
http://www.amazon.de/gp/bes...
xTruthx  +   1637d ago
Yeah there are a lot of people on my xfire playing bc2
WildArmed  +   1637d ago
Yeah, there is no doubt about it.
I know alot more PC-gamers that wanted BC2 vs console owners.
Most of the console owners are holding out for RPGs and other games this month. (ofc I'm talking about the folks i know.. which is very little compared to the world of gamers)

So can we stop with those PC gaming is dead articles? lol
marinelife9  +   1637d ago
They don't have as much to play anymore on PC's
captain-obvious  +   1637d ago
BF was born on PC
and in there you can find the real BF hardcore fans
consoles are just to get more cash
superrey19  +   1637d ago
This goes to show that if developers give the PC community what it want's, their product will sell well. Been enjoying the hell out of the PC version myself.
evrfighter  +   1637d ago
Don't be surprised, BF2 sold 1.5 million in a month.

EA/DICE thought they'd sell more on consoles with BC1. Turns out they're back to catering more to the pc crowd.
solar  +   1637d ago
@1.3
you mean we have "too much" to play. i can play DOOM which was released in '93, and pretty much every game since then. you know, 17 years worth of games. on one platform.
narked  +   1637d ago
see that Dice? now that's good enough of a reason to give us BF3 exclusively :D
vickers500  +   1637d ago
"consoles are just to get more cash"

Yeah, they only care about true pc gamers! They only made battlefield for consoles to get more money!

/sarcasm

So if they care about you so much, how come Bad Company 1 (still a great game) wasn't released at all on the pc? How come you had to wait such a damn long time for 1943 to come out? You're an a**hole in thinking that they only care about their pc gamers, and thinking that you are the only important gamers.
sid4gamerfreak  +   1636d ago
Why am I not surprised that BC2 will be played more on pc than consoles. I mean, with pc u get the true BC2 experience, dx11 graphics, dedicated servers, mods. U see, DICE if u give pc gamers wat u want (unlike mw2), u deserve success and great recognition.
Blaster_Master  +   1636d ago
Its cause its the best shooter to get on that platform. Sorry EA, but MAG has me hooked until Socom 4. Maybe if you worked on your networking, fixed the moon walking and time relapses, tweaked the shooting mechanics, add prone, and took the cookie cutter MP out and added something new and I might buy it used.
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Montrealien  +   1636d ago
lets face it, this is the first real BF game on te PC since BF2, so, it aint suprising.
PopEmUp  +   1636d ago
BC2
is much better to play on a pc than on a ps3 or 360, well for most FPS games anyway
electricshadow  +   1637d ago
Maybe because the Battlefield series began on the PC platform and DICE didn't screw over their fanbase (IW) to what they are today? Dedicated servers help a lot. I'm thoroughly enjoying this game on PlayStation 3 and I'm glad other people are as well.
Syaz1  +   1637d ago
indeed...
supply and demand is part of business. pc gamers make their demand, dice fulfills it, pc gamers like it, and there's supply for it.
Koblec  +   1637d ago
Good, we PC gamers have needed a BF game for quite some time now.
Perjoss  +   1636d ago
I'm glad its doing really well, and its not even a 'real' Battlefield game (Bad Company branch), Battlefield 3 is in development, thats going to be the big seller on PC.
Allowen  +   1637d ago
Third party games are better if played in a PC .
Unless it is a "Games for Windows Live" game. hehe

If BFBC2 were a GFWL game it would sell 20 times less ...
cool cole  +   1637d ago
I don't really like BFBC 2, something about that i don't really like, but its much better than mw2 though.
jdktech2010  +   1637d ago
I don't get all the MW2 hate....I enjoy it now and then. Sure, the cheaters drag the game down now and then but when there aren't any, I think it's fun as hell and I'm only average at it
PaLaK-  +   1636d ago
I agree with you..
I don't really like BFBC2, or MAG, and I think it's because they have such large maps, and something else I cannot put my finger on.. Yet I still think that they are both much better than MW2, and anybody saying they aren't usually fits one of these critera: they haven't played COD4, they just play casually, all their friends are on MW2, their skill level is sh#t so they naturally prefer games with no skill, or they like hacking games LOL.
DiffusionE  +   1637d ago
I prdicted correctly then. We've waited too long for a game made by devs who truly appreciate their PC supporters. And the numbers are gonna keep growing as the good news spreads. Thank you, DICE.
dredgewalker  +   1637d ago
A lot of people in the pc community who got screwed by MW2 have now permanently switched with BC2. Im not surprised to see BC2 doing well for the pc and its a big loss for Activision for what they did to MW. Its safe to say that BC2 will gain a lot of success and recognition this year. I hope DICE will learn their lesson from IW and not repeat the same mistake.
dirthurts  +   1637d ago
See
This is what happens when you respect your fan base.
Take that IW. I'll never buy another one of your games again.
Obama  +   1637d ago
I am getting it for the pc too since I can run it at max settings.
Darkstorn  +   1637d ago
Ha. I played it on my PC just a few minutes ago and I can barely run it on lowest settings @ 1024x768. And I have a two year-old XPS M1530 laptop w/ 256mb graphics. Time to upgrade...
Obama  +   1637d ago
I just upgraded to i7 so yeah ^_^
JonnyBigBoss  +   1637d ago
Well, the PC community isn't split between MW2 and BFBC2 since MW2 bombed pretty bad on PC. I'm enjoying this on the PS3 btw.
Geralt  +   1637d ago
MW2 on PC still has ~100,000 people playing at one peak time during each day, so it's still going strong. Hopefully some of those people will start playing BC2 instead, I know I am. :)
StarScream4Ever  +   1637d ago
PC gaming is BACK
Its Back. From the Dead. :D
Geralt  +   1637d ago
Has never been dead, to be honest. Yes, console releases generally sell more than PC games, but that doesn't mean that PC games don't sell. :) Borderlands sold over 1 million on PC, iirc. Same with Dragon Age. Sims 3 sold something like 4 million, too.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1637d ago
Never dead, PC Community is more bigger than PS3 and Xbox 360 community combined.

So, I think you are not a PC Gamer.
StarScream4Ever  +   1637d ago
I was being sarcastic. I'm a PC gamer myself, just poke fun of its come back.
QQcrybaby  +   1637d ago
This is probably in no small part due to what IW did to PC gamers. I bought BC2 for PC but I will never give money to IW again (and didn't buy MW2).
ELite_Ghost  +   1637d ago
good replacement from BF2
KonohagakureFC  +   1637d ago
GOTY for PC's
BC2 PC GOTY? who knows right.... It could happen
KilZoneGeneralStrife  +   1637d ago
My pc could run it,but Im not a fan of playing on pc,
Im on the ps3,and I bet ya that cuz its the weekend now,expect the ps3 and 360 sales to get higher and fill up the servers.I almost didnt get a chance to preorder it,Im so freakin glad I did.but there lots of people that waited to buy it this weekend.the more people that play it,either on pc,ps3 or 360,the more people will realise just how much better it is than mw2.gamers ftw!
WaR_HaWk  +   1637d ago
you know why?
Us(PC gamers) have been waiting for a new battlefield game for 5 years.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1637d ago
Playing with DX11 everything high 1920x1080 Resolution Native = mind blowing
OrganicMachine  +   1637d ago
dedicated servers
ftw
RamiHixxy  +   1637d ago
Yea, i still remember BF2 its 5 years old and still awesome, bfbc 2 is best 4 pc version
led1090  +   1637d ago
Its been the top selling game on steam for almost a month now even beating the then released games by a huge margin. What else can you expect.
FantasyStar  +   1637d ago
Good games deserve good sales.
Anon7349  +   1637d ago
I generally buy all my third party games on the PC, so I can play them the best way possible and just use the PS3/wii/psp/DS for everything else.

So I don't miss out on any good games like Monster Hunter Tri, Super Robot Taisen and Demon's Souls.
Eiffel  +   1637d ago
No duh?

It's Battlefield after all.
M0t0rBreath  +   1637d ago
Glad it's selling great on PC. This goes to show that Battlefield PC fans needed a game a long time ago! There is a few things that could be fixed, but the core game is great! So fun and unpredictable!

One of the devs mentioned that he was very interested to see what version sold better. I think this will be quite a nice surprise for him.
spunnups  +   1637d ago
Even though I only own a PS3, I have accepted that fact that PC Mods>everything else. Sorry, it's true. PC Gamers get all the free stuff that console owners pay for. It's bogus. PS3 loves the Mods too, stop neglecting us!!
Major Kanimo  +   1637d ago
the day battlefield mods are allowed on ps3
is the day i pay to fix my blu ray drive
quadalupeupe  +   1637d ago
PC gamers are hungry for new titles ever Since Microsoft has been making everything 360 exclusive
it doesn't help PC gaming when the main operating system you're playing on is run by Microsoft who subtlety forces gamers to move to their xbox 360 console

Blizzard and Steam are whats keeping PC gaming alive and thankfully games like Bad Company 2 help to
Consoldtobots  +   1636d ago
many of us said MS would cannibalize the PC gaming market in an effort to prop up its struggling console. So not only are they failing in the console market, they are taking their HUGE PC games market down with it.
These guys are CLASSIC dumbasses.
ll_UNDERSCORE_ll  +   1636d ago
I been waiting for a battlefield 3 for PC forever and when DICE came out with bad company on the consoles , I gave in. I don't feel like switching back to the PC anymore espesially after facing off against aimbot users etc a couple years back.
Gamer7l  +   1636d ago
Bogus headline....pointless story
"Noticed on Kotaku that this post was taken the wrong way. The PC had more players than either console not more than both consoles combined. You'll need to work to beat both consoles combined effort"

That update just rendered this entire comment section...and story....pointless. :o
snaileri  +   1636d ago
You dumbass
Read the original post made by DICE employee. The post is in EA UK BFBC2 PC forum.
He clearly said that PC has more players online than BOTH consoles combined.
M337ING  +   1636d ago
@ snaileri

The DICE employee updated his post with those exact words...
Gamer7l  +   1636d ago
No...
...YOU are the dumbass. As M337ING said, the quote I posted is from a DICE employee, CORRECTING the original poster. The original post...like I said....is FALSE.
n4gn4gn4gn4g  +   1636d ago
@snaileri
Click the F'n link...you need to apologize.
qwertyuiopasdfghjkl  +   1636d ago
Ha!
This doesn't change the fact that the PC MP is problematic compared to the consoles.

Some friends and I finally had some good gaming time in, and it was completely pointless because the EA servers for the PC version were down. I'm talking from 5pm to 12am, then I finally gave up and jumped on the PS3 version.

Which miraculously... worked. I'm glad PC fans finally got their just desserts, but seriously now... this game has more issues than MW2 did on the PC.
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dreamtheater87  +   1636d ago
Whilst I haven't had any issues with the pc version, a patch was released last night so I believe the connection problem is sorted. And why would it matter if some EA servers were down anyway? Ever heard of dedicated servers? Obviously not because you're talking out of your ass.
qwertyuiopasdfghjkl  +   1636d ago
Delusional
What is with people on this site? I give you FACTUAL events and you slander them with nonsensical blithering.

Dedicated servers or not, you CANNOT join them if EA is down! Excuse me for asking, but have you PLAYED this ****ing game on the PC? Obviously not because everyone I know is having one issue or another with the game, on TOP of the constant login issues. Sh!t, even after that patch release, you might be able to log into EA online, but after searching for games your still only getting about 40 to 50 servers, all of which are UNJOINABLE.

Whats more, the PS3's online infrastructure for BC2 just links PSN with EA's network, meaning your STILL getting dedicated servers, minus all the issues! The PC might have true dedicated servers with hosting clients, but guess what, they have to be PAID FOR. Remember free hosting clients included with the game? I do, because it was a staple with PC gaming. My friend could host the smoothest games on his 2nd PC... now he has to pay some 3rd party website to host for him?

This is ludicrous. I want everyone on this website to take a good hard look at themselves before posting on this freakin' site, because half of you don't know jack **** about anything.

"Why would it matter if some EA servers were down anyway?"... dreamtheater87, I love your name, but Jesus Christ your dumb.
dreamtheater87  +   1636d ago
Alright sorry dude I didn't realise the EA servers had to be online for 3rd party servers to work. I honestly haven't had any issues with logging in or getting disconnects. There was a period last night whilst the patch was being applied that you couldn't play, but other than that I've been playing ever since with no issues. Just my experience. I heard a lot of the issues were to do with people not running the game with adminstrative privilages so Windows was blocking server access.
evrfighter  +   1636d ago
y2k

nuff said
GezForce  +   1636d ago
Ps3 version not out in australia yet or japan!
so expect consoles to close the gap a little on release... pissed that us aussies have to wait an extra week to get our frag on!.. awesome game though deserves all the success it gets.

EDIT: why the disagree? everyone knows pc will have the most players, thats common knowledge... just stated consoles would close the gap when the game is released in other territories... sheesh whats with all the haters on this site?
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