Mike Hickey, analyst of Janco Partners claims that the newest Call of Duty game will sell three time more copies then newest Battlefield game within same period of time.
this is the sad truth, while MW3 won't be the better game, it will sell more.
this year, i dont care about MW3... and, i like more Treyarch CoDs Im about 400hs in Bad Company, Rank 46, and still playing. I want Reach the max Rank, 50, before BF3, and then, Reach the max rank again. Also, i cant miss Twisted Metal, and Skyrim
blackops only sold a little more than twice the amount of bc2. what makes this dude think 3x?
That's some time you've put in. I play the hell out of Bad Company 2 and Level 30 was monster to reach. My only complaint is that we blew our wad too soon. We got a lot of our achievements and perks too soon, so now we play for rank.
@ Everfighter - BC2 sold 7 million, Black Ops sold 23 million. To I need to do the maths?
Wizz, you beat me to it. I was going to say that it's no surprise it will demolish all comers...but I know which one will be keeping my interest with an overall better experience, and it certainly isn't MW3!
And you know MW3 wont be the better game because you've played both right?! MW3 might be more of the same but from the looks of Battlefield 3's 12 minute demo, it doesn't seem like they stray too far from the same generic set pieces and FPS conventions.
yo wizzio how'd you get early copies of BF3 and MW3? can you hook me up too? paypal transaction as usual? i dont know why people are speculating on games that have one trailer released so far with no actual details or footage for the actual campaign, the coop, the multiplayer etc. moreover, just because you prefer BF3 doesnt mean its better game, yours is a opinion shared by many, i personally think MW series is better-an opinion shared by many. No doubt MW3 will outsell BF3, im talking 6 months in MW3: 20 million BF3: 6 million.
This is basically saying: "The sky tomorrow will be blue, and water will still be made of hydrogen and oxygen." Yes, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will outsell Battlefield 3, no doubt. Critics will cry tears of joy and overhype the game, and it will sell millions, it's a no brainer. I just traded in all my Call of Duty games (except the original Modern Warfare 4). The original was and still remains the best in my opinion.
Probably true. Personally, I like COD and never really cared for any of the Battlefield titles. I don't know why so many think MW3 is going to suck. Infinity Ward hasn't let me down so far. MW2 wasn't as good as MW, but it was still pretty damn entertaining.
If it does then congrats to them. I'm getting Battlefield 3 day one. As for MW3, I need to wait and see. Not going to pull another Black Oops on me.
Which one will be the better game, I'll reserve my judgment untill they are both being played by me on my new samsung 43" 3D TV
3D for LIFE! I cant wait to get mine. I heard UC3 will look AMAZING in 3D and would be the best game to showcase it.
No duh cuz in cod the computer does the aiming for you.
And the battle begins.....
The water is wet
I never once thought Battlefield 3 would out-sell Modern Warfare 3, BUT I do think it will "narrow the gap" quite a bit. BF3 is a day-one buy for me. MW3 is a rental.
And at the end of the day you (and I) have just proved something. Sales don't matter when the game is, at its core, a techincally more sound achievement. MW3 is all other CoD games these days, are contrived. BF3 offers another fresh take on the forumla.
What exactly is fresh about it apart for the destructibility? It's the same FPS set pieces we've seen a million times. It's the same mission structure; man that turret, get on that heavy machine gun, defuse that bomb, shoot that guy in the tower! It's just as generic and played as Call of Duty is!
@Stan Lol at multiple accounts, maybe if you didn't post the same crap repeatedly you wouldn't have 1 bubble. Name me that CoD game with the fighter jets, destructible environments and 64 players. The MP alone makes the game better then CoD, this isn't really something that's debatable. You can't deny that the MP in BF is still and always was greater then CoD's. We know nothing of the size or scope of the environments in BF3, but based on Bad Company 2 chances are it's going to offer a greater amount of variety and that is enough to POTENTIALLY lift it above CoD in the SP arena too.
You're an idiot. You can put 4 CoD maps in 1 Battlefield map. Let me see you fly a chopper, jet, jeep, humvee, or ATV in a CoD game w/ full destructibility. Let's see foliage and cover disappear when fired upon since it's so generic. What game does that RIGHT NOW? Not even Crysis can do that. Even if you mention the set pieces, what other environments are they supposed to have a war in...Bermuda? @ Phantom The press was HO HUM when they were talking about MW3. Listen to EBC(Epic Battle Cry) at GameTrailers.com and the whole panel said they weren't even excited about the game. Same ole same ole.
I'll take the disagrees in a manner that would state that I'm "WINNING!" Seriously folks, all of the reasons Ravenor and Skittle mentioned aren't ones you can deny. We'll get all of that and more, as we always have with each new iteration of the BF series.
In other news, the sun is hot.
I will be getting them both, but I much prefer the Battlefield series. MW3 is just going to be for the single player campaign.
Thanks captain obvious
this maybe true.....but sales dont mean a good game Quality is what makes a good game Battlefield is pure quality.....cod has NONE
I hope the "pro" reviews will be fair. From today's previews, it's clear that the press wasn't that impressed (while the action might have look good). Well, there's still multiplayer to be looked...
DUH. Millions from both groups of casual and hardcore(or is it "addicted"?) gamers will still buy MW3 regardless of how it turns out. The name itself is a guaranteed couple of millions for Day 1. And I wouldn't be surprised if at least one-third of the people slating it in here would end up buying it.
yup and even when people get discouraged with one, say if they absolutely hated black ops, then they will buy next one because, "well this one isnt made by treyarch so it will not suck" or vice versa.
MW3 will outsell BF3 by large margins and in the end BF3 will be the better game. Sales does not equate to quality as seen in recent COD games.
Good for them, it will keep the children off my BF3 so i can play against more mature people.
outsell yes, be a better overall game probably not. sales do not = quality as COD has proven before.
That's obvious. It will most likely also get great reviews from places like IGN and GameSpot. Real gamers on the other hand.....no. Though I'm not getting Battlefield and I haven't made a decision on MW3.
Don't you just love the smell of bribe money??
Well durr hurr.... Who didn't know that..
ya file this under the "no $#%@" article category. I can make obvious predictions too..... "the san diego padres will not win the world series this year"... now let me start writing article.
They should have just asked N4G users instead.
getting Battlefield 3 on release day and knowing Gamestop they are going to have a midnight launch for the game HELL YEAH!!!
mw3 will outsell bf3 in consoles...when it comes to pc, pc gamers know whats best and bf3 will be crowned new fps king...since pc for bf3 is all that matters...
MW3 will outsell BF3 on consoles, and overall. I think it'll outsell it by at least 10 million copies combined between the PS3 and 360, if two weeks after launch Black Ops had sold 7 million on PS3 and an additional 7 million 360. I think it'll sell at least 4 million copies on consoles, 2 million per, and it will return some form of profit with the bad reviews on consoles. Remembering Brink and Crysis 2, we all know how good games on PC can be terrible on consoles, get absolutely destroyed by the press by not meeting expectations. I expect RaGE to do the same, as it only runs at 30 FPS on PS3 (confirmed). On the PC, there is a possibility BF3 will outsell MW3 by a short margin--but you forget that a large margin of PC gamers on Steam just play casual games like Trackmania, Torchlight, CoD4 and the Valve Pack. Beware, BF3 fans. It's the truth, but a sad truth indeed.
naw, pc version will outsell mw3 just like bad company 2 outsold blops and destroyed it...there is no doubt mw3 will do overall better sales, but thats due to the very strong consoles sales...bad company 2 was just the beginning of the pc sales...an experiment, and it succeeded....
Duh? The BF3 may be the better game but MW3 will sell like hotcakes. I'm buying BF, but I know many more who are all about MW.
yeah it will outsell bf3. but! the people that choose mw3 will atleast have to try bf3 if they are into modern war games. bf3 looks awesome and im sure most will want to own the game after trying it. i would like to see the numbers months after november just cause ill be curious. i will buy bf3, and i might try mw3 somewhere down the line. depends if its acually good.
well,this year i don´t think i can afford both,unemployed atm and expecting a baby in october...so i´ll go with what offers me more as a gamer and that´s bf3 in my case,cod series always been only about story mode for me but bf is the best multiplayer fps imo.
the sells will be higher yes but trade-ins will be less lolz than i can picture everyone goin from Cod to other games Battlefield 3 bein what they go to
Of course MW3 is going to outsell Battlefield 3. I don't have a single doubt in my mind that it won't. But does that mean it should? Absolutely not. I really irritates me that people keep buying a Call of Duty game just because of the title. "This is gonna be so sickkk" and "omg its gonna be the best COD ever!!" Comments like that really bother me because these people are clearly very feeble minded. They are blinded and can't realize that COD hasn't changed at all in the last four years. They promise something new and great and they never deliver. Another thing that upsets me is that these Call of Duty developers, whether it is Treyarch or IW, make billions of dolars and don't seem to spend any of it improving their game. People will buy Call of Duty and they will play it for hours and end, and in the back of their mind will be a tiny bit of information saying that they didn't buy COD because it is fun. There is another reason, one that I can't exactly put into words, but I know its there. Battlefield on the other hand is very innovative every time they release a new title, and they care about the quality of their game rather than milking it for all its worth, thus avoiding a dying franchise such as COD. They don't players to play the same thing every year, they wont them to try something new. The also take the mindlessness out of COD, by actually making their game team oriented. COD is basically a free for all even if you are on a team. "Dammit, my KD is only 1.67!" No one cares bro. Battlefield actually focuses less on the amount of kills you get and focus' and what a MP game should focus on. Winning the match. Battlefield is also getting a new engine, Frostbite 2, which is something COD more than likely wont do in years. Sure their defense may be *Dont fix it if it isn't broken*, and sure the COD engine isn't broken, but by now, its far too cliche. And with Frostbite 2 Battlefield will be able to offer players a new and improved experience as compared to all of their previous games. If you don't get anything out of the mumbo jumbo, at least get this: Battlefield 3 is a new improved shooter with technology no shooter has ever seen before (as they claim). They try new things and are not afraid to be risky. They rely on team play and working together. On the other hand, Call of Duty is a mindless shooter that focuses on kills and nothing less with a bigger community, but with less *lets work together to win* attitude, which should be the foundation of every multiplayer shooter game. Battlefield will by all means out perform Call of Duty in every way but, sadly, it won't outsell it. This is the world we live in...
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