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Submitted by Rearden 1710d ago | news

EA: Battlefield 3 will outsell Modern Warfare 3

EA is confident that Battlefield 3 will finally knock Call of Duty from the top spot as the best selling first person shooter. (Activision, Activision Blizzard Inc., Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, EA, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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lazertroy  +   1710d ago
movements  +   1710d ago
Nonsensical talk. Gibberish. Crap talk. This.

Edit: Oh, and blasphemy.
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tehpees3  +   1710d ago
its nice to dream but I don't think so
EYEamNUMBER1  +   1710d ago
the moon is going to be bigger than the sun im very confident of that
Winter47th  +   1710d ago
I didn't know EA was working in the PR department for Activision, it's nice of them to market COD every chance they get.
gamingdroid  +   1710d ago
How about EA focus on telling us why BF3 is going to be better. As far as I can tell, it has all been empty talks.

I don't mind confidence, but this is more akin to desperate talk.

Show me the money, but Activision already got the leg up. They don't charge me for online play for my other family members. I don't have to pay for Online Pass.

EA, thanks, but no thanks!
MariaHelFutura  +   1710d ago
Lets hope they are right.
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Muletroid  +   1710d ago
HAAAA HA HA HA HA HA EA and their jokes are so funny.... oh wait they were serious....
chidori666  +   1710d ago
no way EA...
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JLeVRT  +   1710d ago
Ok, EA... what are you doing. We ALL know for a fact, whether we like CoD or not... that it will KILL BF3 in terms of sales. BF3 will most likely be a better game though.

(Im just gonna put this down as "Marketing")
MidnytRain  +   1710d ago
Well, to be fair, this was only one man from the company speaking, so his views may differ from those of the rest of the members of DICE.
BeastlyRig  +   1710d ago
100 Million!!!
BigKev45  +   1710d ago
HAHA, not. Even tho Battlefield 3 will be the better game. To many folks will stick with ol' COD.
Motorola  +   1710d ago
You can never outsell COD, BF3 will be the better game though. And thats all it comes down to
iamnsuperman  +   1710d ago
There is more of a case for cod selling is hard to judge which one will actually sell more
Fishy Fingers  +   1710d ago
Good luck with that...
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1710d ago
Bold Words I guess.

Team Xbox (X)
Ser  +   1710d ago
Oh, come on, EA...I love you and everything, and I can't wait for Battlefield 3, but there's no way your marketing will be as aggressive as Activision's.
DeadIIIRed  +   1710d ago
Agree, but I don't know why that's the case. EA could outspend Activision and flood every form of media, but I won't be surprised when I see 1 BF3 ad for every 10 COD ads.
nightmarex121  +   1710d ago
It could happen b/c bf3 has a better pc community support but i doubt it.
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Nitrowolf2  +   1710d ago
As much as i think BF3 will be the better game, i highly doubt that they will, at least at launch.
Der_Kommandant  +   1710d ago

But it will be a better game
rajman  +   1710d ago
This. No fps shooter will ever outsell COD, the COD name is just bigger then all. Shame really since games like BF:BC 2 was better then MW2, but MW2 sold alot more....and BF3 will likely be better then MW3 and vice versa
The_Ultimate_Guy  +   1710d ago

Although you are correct in the sense that COD is a multiplat game, I would like to point out that Some Halo games have outsold COD titles on the 360.

Halo Reach - 8.34 Million
Halo 3 - 11.23 Million
Halo ODST - 5.85 Million
Halo 2 - 8.43 Million
Halo CE - 6.43 million

CoD 4 (360)- 8.49 Million < Halo 3
CoD WaW (360) - 6.59 < Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Reach
CoD 2 (360) - 2.29 < Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo Reach
CoD 3 (360) - 2.58 < Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo Reach

So on a Vs. standpoint on a 1 console argument, Halo still is a top competitor. Only CoD BO and MW2 have outsold the highest selling Halo game on the 360 (Halo 3). If the Halo 3 was multiplat, then I would contest that it is actually Halo that no other FPS will outsell.
perdie  +   1710d ago
@ The_Ultimate_Guy

You do realize CoD wasnt as popular then for those games right?

And Halo 2 and CE were on the Xbox not 360. Last generation.

Compare your precious halo games to the sales of black ops and MW2 and halo loses.
iamnsuperman  +   1710d ago
@The_Ultimate_Guy but COD is now the best selling game of all time and holds the world record for the most day 1 sales. COD didn't peak until MW2 (when it started winning records) and then did better with black ops. Face it COD is the best selling FPS game/franchise
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The_Ultimate_Guy  +   1709d ago
@ perdie

And you do realize that Halo and Halo 2 were on a console that only had a 24 million install base right?

And Like I said:

"Only CoD BO and MW2 have outsold the highest selling Halo game on the 360 (Halo 3)."

As for your comment

"You do realize CoD wasnt as popular then for those games right?"

You have NO idea what you are talking about. The CoD franchise was still a very popular franchise. It's just recently when CoD 4 came out and had modern combat gameplay that it became more popular. But you are kidding yourself if you think CoD was not a popular franchise over the last few generations during their World War gameplay environments.

@ iamnsuperman

CoD is NOT the best selling franchise. Only 2 of the CoD games this gen have surpassed Halo's sales. Just look above for the breakdown that I gave you. rajman said "No fps shooter will ever outsell COD, the COD name is just bigger then all." which I pointed out is untrue since there are CoD games released this gen that didn't outsell certain Halo games. Not too mention some Halo games from last gen that were on a console that had 1/2 the size of the install base as this gen has outsold some Cod games from this gen.

Those who do phantom disagrees are pathetic. I gave you the proof just above. Numbers don't lie.
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DanSolo  +   1710d ago
It will do on PC, I think that much is pretty certain.... but it won't do on consoles.... that much is also pretty certain!
RyuCloudStrife  +   1710d ago
well EA you can always hope...
death2smoochie  +   1710d ago
It won't outsell it...
BF3 will be vastly superior, but MW3 will outsell it because of its blind following
Series_IIa  +   1710d ago
Looks like EA is suffering from foot in mouth syndrome.

Leave it out, COD is no doubt at the top of every pre-order list out there already.
gravemaker  +   1710d ago
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AdmiralSnake  +   1710d ago
COD will destroy Battlefield 3 in sales.... Ea can't be serious...
lazertroy  +   1710d ago
Only time will tell. If EA markets Battlefield write then it will dethrone call of duty.
Agent_S  +   1710d ago
right* sorry that was bothering me, carry on.
LarVanian  +   1710d ago
The end of the year will see a lot of amazing games such as Uncharted 3, Gears of War 3, Resistance 3, Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City. The sad thing is they will all most likely be outsold by Call of Duty 8, yeah that's right, Call of Duty '8'.
Call of Duty is the Justin Bieber/Lady Gaga/X-Factor/Nazi Germany of video-games, just crap that millions of people will follow no matter what.
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user8397144  +   1710d ago
I don't know about that now.
solidjun5  +   1710d ago
As much as I want that to see that (it would be such delight to me. lol) and as much as I think BF3 will be a better game, that's not going to happen. Matter of fact, I'll guarentee that MW3 will break Black Ops record. :-/

Foot in mouth EA. Foot in mouth. Just continue making BF and let it speak for itself :)
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princeofthabay  +   1710d ago
Very bold statement EA
Flatbattery  +   1710d ago
While we know this to be the more deserving outcome, the zombies out there will not be able to resist the insatiable hunger for CoD.

On a serious note....EA, just stop talking about CoD, it's free advertising.
Agent_S  +   1710d ago
Seriously, they just need to put their best into BF3 and we'll take it from there.
xtremegamerage  +   1710d ago
Shoot him and cut out his tongue and then shoot his tongue.

Let the game speak for itself.
SoundGamer  +   1710d ago
You would think that superior quality games would sell better, but unfortunately a name sells more than anything else.
vicechris  +   1710d ago
BF3 looks Like it will sell more,
but kids still will buy cod every year.
BeaArthur  +   1710d ago
Unfortunately it won't. Once it gets out that Battlefield actually requires you to learn how to shoot all the potential converts from CoD will abandon any idea of picking it up.
death2smoochie  +   1710d ago
Best post of the day
yog-sothot  +   1710d ago
this is unlikely and has nothing to do with the game quality

you have ten millions kids out there who play nothing but COD and it will take more than one game for it to change
RockmanII7  +   1710d ago
No, unless you do crazy levels of marketing it won't even get close.
HuGi  +   1710d ago
MW3 FW >> BF3 LT
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StitchJones  +   1710d ago
No it won't, as much as I have gotten sick of the COD series, it's going to sell like hotcakes. EA can boast all they want, but COD will win the sales war this fall. Plus EA has yet to put an official release date on BF3.
nskrishna2  +   1710d ago
EA, I know Battlefield 3 is gonna be bleeding awesome, but you don t realize one thing

Casuals don't play Battlefield.
They can't handle it
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