Pre-orders of the DICE shooter are on par with last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops. “Roughly comparable” is the phrase used.
BF3 won't sell as much as MW3, but they will take a BIG slice of the market from them because not everybody can stand being served soggy toast year after year.
I want BF3 to kill MW3 literally, but once again, competition is good, and gotta admit, if it wasnt for CoD, EA wouldnt have think in delivering one the most awaited shooters this year. So yeah, I praise healthy competition. Go DICE!!
"Yes some of it(destruction)was switched off for performance testing" =D http://www.neogaf.com/forum... oh and some new BF3 gameplay was just uploaded, over 14min :O! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
It doesn't have to sell as much as MW3 to make Activision step their game up and maybe reconsider some things (like charging 15 bucks for DLC). And maybe if they have a real competitor they'll do things like, I dunno, monitor the community and prevent hackers from ruining the game. Or maybe get a server system in place that allows us to get in a game w/o it crashing as frequently as it does.
I agree, but it would definitely be great to see BF3 out do MW3. I do however think that despite BF3 not outselling MW3 it will definitely get the best FPS this year. I am very impress with what I've seen from Dice. I hope the 360 version looks good as well, so that Dice can get more sells.
I might be in the minority here but I like what I've seen from Resistance 3 more than what I'ce seen from BF3. I'm really looking forward to both games, but I love the way Insomniac is approaching R3. I really feel like that game is going to be the deepest, most immerse shooter this year.
BF3 needs to eventually beat COD, mabye BF4 but it need to get off to a running start.
I doubt BF 4 will release for at least 4 years. I hope. PC built games last. Console games get gutted after 2 years. I could see Bad Company 3 filling in gap though.
If bf3 is only a couple million behind mw3. Alot of people would consider that the death if cod. Including me. To actually outdo it would signal the end of the casual shooter era.
Some of you guys are ridiculous. Battlefield has yet to make a great game. Now, all of a sudden their 3rd iteration must be game of the year! Get The F*** Outa Here. Child please! Let Dice & especially EA (that has never been responsible for a great shooter) prove this with an actual game sold at retail, that BF3 is great or not. Jaffe was right: People are running around praising an unproven product! BF3 may be great, however, none of us will know this at least until a week after its release. So stop with awarding BF3 shooter of the year until we play it!
"Battlefield has yet to make a great game." You do know that Battlefield 2 is one of the best selling game and a highly rated game on PC right? Then you have game Battlfield 1942. The Bad Company series that have been preffered by the hardcore gamers and Battlefield 1943 that made sales record on PSN and Xbox Live. Battlefield was the mainstream before CoD and i hope Battlefield will be again because in my opinion battlefield is better.
EA was responsible for Crysis, however they weren't responsible for Battlefield 2 in which they were bought up after making several expansion packs by EA which imo BF2 was and is one of the best FPS
If you don't think any of the Battlefield games are great you either A) Only play consoles games, and therefore your opinion doesn't matter. B) Have an underdeveloped Medulla Oblongata, and therefore your opinion doesn't matter. C) Think CoD is the best Multiplayer experience ever, and therefore, your opinion doesn't matter.
For you to say Battlefield has yet to make a great game makes you ridiculous. You think just because the BF series hasn't sold more than MW series its not a great series. You must really love the MW series. Or you work for IGN. As far as awards go. http://battlefieldo.com/bf3... http://ugcgamers.com/forums... Activision has done nothing new for the FPS since MW1 P.S. Let Ocho Cinco use the phrase
Well i see it as if this battlefield 3 does good commercially and critically then the next battlefield will be king, Cod will sell more but do better with critics? If e3 has taught us anything this year critic's seem to be praising battlefield 3 over modern warfare 3 already with awards and what not, Have to wait though. Bf3 <3
Dice's shooter BF came out before cod. but somehow, cod, stole the show. Dice became the underdog. and now, after all these years... dice needs to take the battlefield back.
DICE never became the underdog. Most people here expect BF3 to be a much better game than MW3, including me. Yes, the BF games haven't been able to match the sales of the last four MW games, but the've all been better (excluding 1943).
bf 1943 was a great way of introducing the battlefield franchise for console gamers
Actually i hope bf3 wins but just thought i correct supman' on what came first thing Dice wasnt the first in was call of duty ww2 series on pc only. But would been intresting if they did to see how things would of been today. Oh and moh came b4 call of duty on old psx. Hope thats right . Let me know if im not lol
I NEED to get a PC before this game comes out. Then I'll add to the pre-order numbers.
Woah. 11 Million Sales Is Massive.
like comparing chalk with cheese.
I really dont understand all this BS about who will sell best....ALL THE FPS affictionados I know will buy BOTH...I will wait a bit and talk with them to see if they're worth. Oh its because of the OL community....ha...the guys you meet in one are the same in the other and vice-versa..been there done that.
"11m sales expected" lmao. MW3 sales can never be shaken nor stirred by any other rival FPS gamei mean any COD game’s sales for that matter, let alone MW3 BF fanboys..
I don't care is MW3 gets more sales, that just means Acti will make another one, and another one, and another one... Meanwhile, DICE is making Battlefield 2143 (Remake of 2142) in 4 years, and Battlefield will be the prime FPS of all time.
I don't see why people want BF3 to kill COD cos then the CoD community which people don't like will move to BF and then BF will be the new CoD.
Exactly. Not that i dont want Dice to do good. I just dont want 12 year old kids running around thinking they know everything, telling more experienced players what to do. Let the kids play there fantasy shooter, while us adults get on the real stuff. If theres one thing i absoltely hate in FPS multiplayer games. Its the Kids. Grow some fucking balls and let them drop first before your even allowed to play these kind of games.
Kids have to start off some where. I mean look at most of us, we've been playing since we were kids or we wouldn't be this into gaming to find a website all about gaming. Play my 5 year old cousin in left 4 dead 2, He's better than most adults I've seen on the game.
@ABizzel1 Most of last generations gamers didn't grow up on COD. People actually bothered with games like Operation Flashpoint Cold War Crisis and various flight simulators. These were actually highly regarded, and were considered hard core but gamers took their time with them. Gamers this generation, however, can't be bothered. They grew up on COD. A game like Arma is completely unapproachable for gamers this generation and are slammed for being too difficult. Gamers are getting stupider/lazier one generation after another.
This is one of the reasons i game play games online with the PC , because you can just ban the little bastards :) Dedicated Servers FTW, i wish more options were available on the console other than mute , which is just eliminating the chance of team work ... meh.
@ABizzel1 I guess what would be ideal is that everyone stuck to the age rating system. "Want to play CoD but your under 18? Go fuck yourself." Seriously when i was growing up i used to play games that of similar to the age rating system, (mostly lol) but seriously, the more i matured so did my choice of games.
11M over 3 platforms? Didn't Black Ops do like 11M in the first HOUR on 360 alone?
11 million? I highly doubt it. Battlefield Bad Company 2 is only at around 6 million as of right now. We've seen no Xbox 360 footage and that's the top console as far as shooters go. We've seen half a minute of PS3 footage and some really bad looking PC footage from people running the beta on low grade PC's. I would say Battlefield 3 MIGHT hit 7-8 million across Xbox/PS3/WiiU/PC but it's not going to cut into what MW3 does, I see that easily hitting 22-24 million.
BFBC2 was at 6 million as of November of 2010. That's 8 months' worth of sales. And they weren't even trying as far as marketing goes. With the hype BF3 has, plus the marketing dollar EA's putting behind it, I don't see that 11m as being anything unobtainable.
11m is a little short of my expectations. I expect at least 20 Million all across the board with the platforms they are releasing on within 2 years of release.
Bad company has surpassed 7million last i heard and the copies sold may be near 8 million now. That show's a growth in sales for battlefield if you ask me :D its only gonna get bigger and bigger from here mw3 will sell more but the better game we will see. bf3<3
I'll pre-order a few weeks before release :3
Why did I get dissagrees?
People who have already pre-ordered probably are disagreeing that they are going to pre-order a few weeks before release.
hardly have seen real MP gameplay for crapss sake. Military FPS game is overrated until proven otherwise
I for one, definitely took the rpg era(90's) for granted :(
Gamers are getting stupider one generation after another. Games need to cater to the rapidly declining intelligence of gamers especially in this generation.
I thought gaming was suppose to be fun? I have been playing since Atari, and I never played to feel intelligent. I played because I had fun. I am picking up Gears, BF3 and MW3. My friends and I are going to have FUN. That's what it is all about.
@Jeff Hey, I'm just tellin it like it is. If makin a game more fun means dumbing it down for you, then...okay
No. you're not telling me how it is. You're telling me YOUR opinion. See, the great thing about America, is that we have people who actually fight in REAL wars so we have that right to have our own opinions. For you, it might take some game with higher intelligence to make you have a good time. For other people, like myself for instance, like to come home from work, spend time with my family and sneek in some gaming for a few hours a week with my buddies from high school and college who have relocated across the country due to their professions are careers. Sometimes just putting in a game like COD is enough for us to catch up and laugh and have a good time. Gaming affects everyone different. To insinuate that someone who enjoys games like COD is less intelligent to someone who enjoys games like BF3 is just juvenile and honestly, pretty pathetic.
Why are you getting so defensive? Where in any of my comments did I mention either BF3 or COD?
Am I the only one buying them both? Battlefield for ps3 and mw3 for xbox
No, I plan on doing the same.
I you want BF3 buy it on the PC or PS3, u want MW3 buy it on the Xbox. DICE and EA is supporting PC en PS3 better than the 360 Activision is supporting the 360 better
It's so funny to see all the BF fanboys rip on COD for being the same thing year after year... And this is EA that is doing BF... not 1... not 2... but 3, AND, the same company that brings out year after year after year after year of the same Madden Football game. But now EA is loved, instead of hated on like it was a few years ago, and now it's Activision that is hated. LMAO.. kids are so funny.
You do realize they are releasing sports games and not shooters every year. Also at least their yearly sports games are not getting 15 dollar DLC every 2-3 months before the next one is out. While I'm not saying it's okay to do so, EA does it to go along with the season of each Sports franchise. I'm sure there is more reasons other than money for why they release a sports game every year.
I hate EA and Activision, but I like Dice. And what's wrong with BF3? can't be any worse than COD 8 or something. I lost count.
Oh please... don't compare cod's yearly release schedule with battlefield. Battlefield 2 came out 6 years ago bro.
I wouldn't be pre-ordering either of these games for console. Much like David Jaffe, i don't understand how BF3 blew up so quickly. They haven't shown me what it will look like on my console, and they haven't shown any new innovations to the multiplayer gameplay. As far as i'm concerned this is as much a gameplay rinse and repeat as the hated CoD, but with really really really nice PC graphics. Pre-orders for PC - yes, I can understand those.
Battle Field 3 will do absolutely nothing to COD.... BF3 Pre orders look good, but so are MW3. Anyway I don't think MW3 will take a dent in sales... I won't be praising BF3 when none of us have played it yet. Looks good though but I feel as if a lot of people are now over hyping it *ShrugS*.
I agree.. and both games are different. They're both FPS shooters, but they play way different. I wish comparisons would stop between the 2. Besides both being war shooters.. the gameplay is way different. So is the strategy.
as long as no turds pre order it off Origin i dont care about sales. sales dont take away my enjoyment of the game.
It does when the online community dies out too soon :(
that is a console thing mate. if the game has dedi servers, and doesnt suck huge major asshole, they usually have life on PC.
Where is this information coming from? Anyway, I will be pre-ordering my copy today :) thrilled to be honest
Oh look, people arguing over sales numbers for military based games, and yet not one of them would dare step foot on a real battlefield for their country if you asked them to.. ha..
That's funny, given that about a third of the thirty or so people I know- who play either game- that debate these things are current or ex-military. Ex-Marine: getting BF3, but not CoD. Ex-Navy: definitely getting BF3, iffy on CoD. Current Army: getting BF3, dunno about CoD. Current Army: getting both. And those are just the ones I know the decisions of. Me, personally? If I have a choice, I don't want to be anywhere near a situation where I have to kill someone. So I'm not joining the military. If it's necessary, though, I'll do what it takes. How about you?
Where is the 11 million coming from? That's not the picture I see on http://www.vgchartz.com/pre...
Exactly. Some people are speculating. It's BS. If this was patcher saying something positive about COD or Xbox, people here would rip him apart and call it all crap. Yet, this person(s) is able to say something like this and get a free pass. Only on n4g.com
That's only from america i believe not world wide
Well that is Awesome ! I love the Battlefield series far more than the COD series.I have almost 100 hours in each Battlefield game since 2005.