Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 Sales Nearly Double PS3

According to the latest sales reports, Battlefield 3 sales on the Xbox 360 have nearly doubled the sales of the PlayStation 3 version. Worldwide sales for Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360 were 2,249,092.

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lifesanrpg2116d ago

2.25 million total sales is still an impressive number, but I think they had their targets set higher. They really wanted to beat CoD, but 2.25 million isnt anything to scoff at either.

I'm surprised by the PC sales.

ddurand12116d ago

Im not sure why you or anyone else would be surprised by the low PC sale figures.

lifesanrpg2116d ago

Isn't the BF series primarily known as a PC platform game?

GamerSciz2116d ago

@lifesanrpg Yes it is primarily PC but the issue is that BF2 was about scale whereas BF3 is about scale and graphics. A lot of PC players feel BF3 isn't worth it if they don't have the PC for it. Guaranteed if the graphics were more like a HL2 Source Engine (good but not demanding) it would have sold a lot more.

PC gamers want to experience it for everything it's worth. They feel if they can't do it then why bother buying the game.

crxss2116d ago (Edited 2116d ago )

looks like the worst graphics win lol. i personally got it on 360 instead of my PS3 cause the triggers :\ just works better for FPS IMO.

*edit* heck even developers know the DS3 triggers suck so they map the fire and aim buttons to the R1 L1 buttons. i like how R1 and L1 work for shooters but having an actual "trigger" for a "shooting" just feels right. i'm still waiting for a DS with good triggers. hope they come out with one before the PS4 comes out otherwise I'll have to contact Ben Heck lol

C_Menz2116d ago

The PC sales are low because they don't count them all.. They surely don't count Origin digital preorders and many other digital copies as these numbers were not released. They only count physical PC copies.

GamerSciz2116d ago (Edited 2116d ago )

I love all the disagrees. Another factor is that a lot of users still have XP and don't want to upgrade. BF3 doesn't support XP. Disagree with facts...

According to this XP is still 50% of the market share.

aquamala2116d ago

These are retail pc numbers, how many pc gamers even buy physical copies of games any more?

da_2pacalypse2116d ago

they usually sell a lot on the pc... but I think they really hurt themselves by not making this available on steam. It's really a stupid move on EA's part... why throw away the potential of sales just for the sake of their stupid game providing service... If I were a Dice employee, I would not be happy

A-Glorious-Dawn2116d ago

I downloaded the PC version.
My purchase doesn't count

Darkfocus2116d ago

it's retail PC sales whats the surprise?

duplissi2116d ago


yeah but it isnt all that demanding.... on ultra, yes but the game still looks great on medium which my 650 dollar laptop (amd a8 1.8ghz, 6gb ddr3 1066, 1gb radeon hd 6620g) handles just fine @25-50fps (depending on scale and how much is going on) which is most definitely playable and looks better than the ps3 version.

Army_of_Darkness2116d ago

All that shit talking from pc fanboys for the past several months and they cheap oUt and don't end up buying they're "next gen quality game" Lmao!!!

Brosy2116d ago

This shouldn't really come as a suprise. AAA games always sell more on 360 because it has a larger install base. I love BF3 but as much as I hate to admit it MW3 will top it in sales on the 360. Kinda makes you wonder why DICE would give any kind of early DLC or any other special treatment to PS3 owners, when the 360 is obviously making them more money.

aCasualGamer2116d ago

The irony, ooh the irony.

Dice: "This game is mainly built for our supporting PC fanbase"

The PC fanbase at launch: *casually whistles* " search for Battlefield 3 torrent..."

Dear lord this is hilarious.

superrey192115d ago

NONE of the PC digital download sales are counted which I would argue make up 90% of PC sales nowadays.

ChiVoLok02115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

@crXss Except you use R1 to shoot not the triggers...

Omega Archetype2115d ago

@C_Menz: Probably true. I bought my copy straight from Origin, so they won't count those in the NPD reports.

Only way we'll know is if EA releases that info. Not sure when they'll do that if at all.

awi59512115d ago

Digtal sales arent counted or they just guess at them and they are mostly wrong steam and other sites make major profits way beyond what these aholes can guess. Digital copies arent really counted and neither is walmart thats where most copies are sold.

Darth_Bane792115d ago

Let me see if I can put this right, the reason why xbox sales are higher than PS3, and also why PS3 would be higher than PC, is because more people in USA own xbox consoles, and less people play on PC than on any other cosole. This of course only applies to multiplatform games.

TheIneffableBob2115d ago

I really feel like the PC numbers are inaccurate.

The PC numbers for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 were larger than the Xbox 360 and PS3, and Bad Company 2 was primarily a console game.

Disccordia2115d ago

Lol at the excuse above about install base. PS3 is only 2 million behind! So really why is it that ps3 owners don't buy games? Don't tell me you're playing exclusives like R3 because nobody bought that either!

morganfell2115d ago

The issue with this sales data is this:

Follow the links and look what platform has the most people online. If 360 owners were the top buyer then they do not play MP with their purchases. That makes me also question how important some online features are if they are not in game using them.

Omega Archetype2115d ago

@Discordia: They do matter, because in America it's isn't even at all. Worldwide, yes the PS3 is only 2 million behind, however in the US the 360 is still far ahead of the PS3, hence the larger install base.

These are American numbers so it would likely be different in EU and Japan.

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fluffydelusions2116d ago (Edited 2116d ago )

Wonder what MW3 numbers will look like. It has over 2 million preorders here in the US on 360. OT, this shouldn't really come as a surprise since FPS always sell better on 360 + preorders data pretty much showed this scenerio.

Darth_Bane792115d ago

Of course its gonna sale higher on 360, and thats because more people own 360s than PS3s. It's like comparing Hyundai sales with Mercedez Benz. So anytime you have a multiplatform game that is as popular as BF3 and MW3, the sales are gonna be higher on the one console that more people own.

andibandit2115d ago

The reason PS3 has sold less, is that PS3 owners spent their money on Ratchet & Clank.

MostJadedGamer2116d ago

PC sales are not at all surprising(even though BF3 was made for PC gamers). PC gamers simply do NOT buy games.

I expect EA to learn that lesson next time, and make consoles the lead platform in the next BF

fluffydelusions2116d ago

Well it sold over 500k so obviously PC gamers are buying it.

Stewie2k82116d ago

really they dont huh? that is so full of crap just the same as people say PS3 gamers dont buy games. i personally have tons more games on pc than my console because pc games are cheaper and the amount of awesome sales on steam too.

chak_2116d ago

oh please.

Numbers comes from VGchartz, which only count retail and not digital.

get your facts straight before saying such stupidity

Messatsu2902116d ago

What? I saw in the article where it showed pc had 450k+ sold. Maybe EA will learn next time and not put there games on shitty origin for pc. A lot of people didn't buy because of origin.

crxss2116d ago

@Stewie2k8 you mean PC games are cheaper as in free right? Lol

anonym2116d ago

This article doesn't mention the over 500,000 digital copies purchased through Origin, which puts PC sales right around a million copies. Considering how much more profitable those digital copies are, total PC profit is probably right around that of the PS3.

Furthermore, expect to see the PC have an increasingly large share of lifetime sales for the game, as sales there do not decrease as rapidly after the first week as they do on consoles. The same thing happened with Bad Company 2...first week sales favored consoles, but PC closed the gap within the first year. In fact, I believe the initial gap for BC2 was even larger than it is for BF3.