Submitted by TrendyGamers 1163d ago | opinion piece

What Will Battlefield 3′s First Week Sales Be?

Battlefield 3 is obviously one of the biggest games this year. While it won’t beat Modern Warfare 3 in the sales department, it will still be a juggernaut. Since we have access to pre-order charts and the sales of previous games, we can make accurate assumptions of just what the first week sales will be. (Battlefield 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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fluffydelusions  +   1163d ago
Not sure, but I will account for 1 of those sales :)
Biggest  +   1163d ago
I think the answer is: Enough

I know for sure that there will be at least 2 sold if I add fluffydelusions.
Oldsnake007  +   1163d ago
it will probably sell more than it deserves.
emkize  +   1163d ago | Funny
your mom probably sells more than she deserves, but hoes gotta make money too.
xtremexx  +   1163d ago
emkize , lol!
Rush  +   1163d ago
More then one but fewer then a billion, fear not my sales predictions are always right.
GunofthePatriots  +   1163d ago
ill be 1 as well
omni_atlas  +   1163d ago
Wow, the old snake got slammed.
Relientk77  +   1163d ago
I think they will be pretty high, I don't think they'll be as high as the first weeks sale for Modern Warfare 3 though.
TrendyGamers  +   1163d ago
Not even close but still one of the top selling games this year.
JellyJelly  +   1163d ago
Will be too busy playing it to care.
Pandamobile  +   1163d ago
Well there's something like 2 million pre-orders for it, so I think it's safe to say that it'll sell between 2-2.5 million world wide.
Fil101  +   1163d ago
Not sure why you got a disagree, I personally think that's a pretty good guesstimate for worldwide sales.
news4geeks  +   1163d ago
I'd say more. There are still a lot of people who don't pre-order.
gravemaker  +   1163d ago
30000 millions at least in the first hour
younglj01  +   1163d ago
3000 millions?

so you is saying Battlefield 3 will selling 30 billion copies?If so then HOLY sh1t.....
Shackdaddy836  +   1163d ago
I think someone said the pre-orders were more than Blops so I would say around the same amount of people that Blops got...
Cosmit  +   1163d ago
Sorry but no. Not even.
Shackdaddy836  +   1163d ago
That's just what I heard...

Could be true. over 8 million people played the beta...
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torchic  +   1163d ago
just checked VGChartz. Black Ops had about 860 000 pre orders a week before launch. on PS3.
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Cosmit  +   1163d ago

Woops sorry pal. I just realized what you meant. For some reason I thought you meant Black Ops TOTAL SALES NUMBERS in total and not Pre Orders lol O_o. My misunderstanding.

Anyways, yeah I'm pretty sure it has surpassed the Pre Order numbers. :)
Rampaged Death  +   1163d ago
I'll say around 5 million.
ZombieAssassin  +   1163d ago
I'd say between 2.5-3.5m at the least going off pre-order numbers (prolly 5m after a month), I imagine the PC sales will be pretty good though so it could easily be higher since most people don't really pre-order PC games because you can buy them the minute they launch digitally.
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StayStatic  +   1163d ago
Yup , those figures are way out but i'm sure will hear the official result from the horses mouth soon :)
OcularVision  +   1163d ago
About half of what MW3 will sell would be an overestimate.
damnyouretall  +   1163d ago
i dont know man. but out of all my friends that game, only one other person is getting bf3 with me, evryone else mw3. cod is a casual fps now i guess. but there are still us hardcore gamers that appreciate the better game
3GenGames  +   1163d ago
And after BF3 drops and people start to hear about the next BF game and that gets more attention, Call of Duty Number 109382854 will be lucky to be on par with Battlefield and the shift of power of the #1 FPS (Sales-wise, as gameplay matching would be a severe mismatch as we all know) will be completed.
TheIneffableBob  +   1163d ago
I'm gonna be conservative and say roughly 40 billion copies sold in the first 42 seconds.
TrendyGamers  +   1163d ago
Way too high. Probably only 39 Billion! I just hope the servers can handle it!
ainsz  +   1163d ago
Really?? I'd say only about 10, you guys are way off.
Uomoz87  +   1163d ago
42 is a magic number. IT IS THE ANSWER!
thebudgetgamer  +   1163d ago
Five hundred!
MaxMurdoch  +   1163d ago
im still hoping for a steam release as are many others.
SH0CKW4VE  +   1163d ago
il be to busy Dropping bombs on heads to care :)
bloodybutcher  +   1163d ago
i will tell you after 1st week.
EazyC  +   1163d ago | Funny
Over 9000.
ZombieAssassin  +   1163d ago
Ha knew it'd show up.
TrendyGamers  +   1163d ago
Well said!
Clayman  +   1163d ago
Dang! I was just about to say that
Rezka  +   1163d ago
500k in 1st week
chidori666  +   1163d ago
around 1.5 million first week... (both consoles)
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aquamala  +   1163d ago
I'm buy one for PC and one for PS3!
Gamer-Z  +   1163d ago
Probably as well as MW2 did in the first week, maybe...
GraveLord  +   1163d ago
lol no. Ur dreaming dude.

Modern Warfare 2 sold 5 million in its first week.........on Xbox 360 alone.

For comparison lets look at Bad Company 2 sales in its first week..........820k.

I expecct BF3 to at least double that on Xbox 360. If reviews are really good then it might even triple it but this will be highly unlikely since a lot of people are going to buy MW3.
Combo  +   1163d ago
a lot
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Chuk5  +   1163d ago
How do you make an accurate assumption?
finbars75  +   1163d ago
Well it's over 2,000,000.00 since Tuesday not including people who will just buy it in the first week.It's nice to see that it's already off to a great start regardless of going up against MWF3.I'm just glad this game is not another typical twitch shooting selfish playing fps.I can see the sales being really high that's for sure.
emkize  +   1163d ago
Depends on how many retards still waste their money on COD titles.
Killzoned  +   1163d ago
Look at the numbers of Bad Company 2 numbers. From what I remember I think it was well over the 6 million mark on both consoles excluding the PC versions.

I think Battlefield 3 will do better than BC2.
Pandamobile  +   1163d ago
It's at about 10-11 million if you count PC
Bornstellar  +   1163d ago
More than a million and a half this week. More than 3 by the end of the month.
3GenGames  +   1163d ago
I'll say 3-4 Million first week including preorders, 5-6.5 Million about 3 weeks in and that'll top it out but it'll grow slowly to about 7.5+ million by the end of the year as word spreads and BF3 takes in a large number of sales for the holiday rush and we hear nothing about Call of Duty because BF3 will be THE game of the year that everybody'll want.

I may be a little hopeful, but it surely is possible after what I've seen with how well that single player looked. Because it looked flat out amazing and doubting DICE's multiplayer creation abilities is the dumbest thing you can do, so I have no worries about how good all around this game will be and sell well for it.
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GraveLord  +   1163d ago
2-3 million first week on PS3 + 360.
I can't predict PC sales since digital purchases aren't tracked. But I would say 500-750k physical copies of the PC version.
Chocoboh  +   1163d ago
Sorry but after the disappointing Beta I'm not getting BF3. Maybe it's just worn off on me after buying all of DICE's games and maybe I just don't like the MoH feel to this game.
Shadowaste  +   1163d ago
3-5 million week one I am reasonably sure.

maybe more.
raytraceme  +   1163d ago
seeing as how the pc version outsold the xbox and ps3 version of bc2. Plus seeing how bf2 has a HUGE fanbase on the pc, I would say 1.5 mill. for the pc. 2 million on consoles are prordered. That will add up to be 3.5 million+ I would say 4 million + or - .5 mill.
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