Remember EA's big talk pre-released of Battlefield 3 where they claimed they wanted to dominate the FPS genre with Battlefield 3 by knocking the 90% share Activision enjoy with Call of Duty to 70%?
Meh, wasn't really impressed with BF3, not that its bad, but I think it was a bit overrated, I traded in my copy for Killzone 3, LBP2, and Dead Space 2 (gamestop pro members get buy 2 get one free from today till the 27th). I paid 15 bucks more but to me said games are better than BF3.
Personally though Battlefield 3 is definitely up there among the best. Furthermore, its my favourite FPS because its a modern military shooter and the second reason being that it plays alot more realistic than those other shooters. Oh, and the animations, graphics and physics are definitely a plus also :-)
LOL @ EA's Anti-Modern Warfare 3 campaign completely backfiring. The Call of Duty franchise is only in competition with itself..period. MW3 may end up breaking every record set this gen. Battelfield's sales are it's own entity and did zero to affect MW3 at all. It's a shame a quality franchise like BF3 got hyped into no man's land by EA, because after this it may never gain the traction that it desires. What will truly be interesting is when Respawn finally steps into the arena. Next gen is when the real fight will begin. Evil
Eh, next gen is going to be when the new multiplayer fad emerges or the over-saturated, vaguely realistic modern military shooter finishes bleeding itself dry.
Last time I checked codmw3 on the 360 out sold bf3 on all platform not to even talk of the numbers codmw3 did on all platform. I hardly doubt that is a sign of EA getting closer to FPS dominance,Hate it or love it Cod is still king.Its kind of Godly for a game to sell 12Million in one week alone.
I would applaud EA, but as a long time bf fan (2000+ hours over the series) I think they slipped up with this one. Sounds like a cliche, but they tried to steal market share by copying and adapting rather than innovating. The single player was forgetful so you wonder why they put it in when we all know bf = multiplayer focussed. The larger maps are empty, the destruction element has taken a back step, it seemed to have peaked in bc2, sure the effects look a little better, but there is hardly any evidence of it.*sigh*
That's what i thought too, i don't know i kinda felt like it was it was one step forward two steps back. There was just to much hype for this game and EA showing all that PC footage in the beginning making it seem like the game was going to play like that but instead we get treated to half a game on consoles.
I find FPS made by first party companies better than third party companies
If they wanted to compete with MW3 why did they release their game 2 weeks earlier? Why didn't they release it at the same time and then lets see how much they pound their chests.
ALL the big games came out at that point. thats like saying that bethesda wanted to knock out cod. they came out about the same time ey?
Would have been nice to see them launch at the same time instead of a week apart. You know for a fact that COD would have beaten Skyrims sales(unfortunately).
Stay silent Bob.
for sure. now that activision slowly goes down, EA will get most of the old cod fans.
Call of Duty is only getting bigger. Battlefield 3 hasn't affect MW3 sales or online players AT ALL. All the Bad Company 2 players switched to BF3. So any increase in market share with BF3 got negated with the share lost with BC2. MW3 and Black OPs are still #1 and #2 on Xbox Live(and probably PSN). These games don't cannibalize each other, they compliment each other.
I talk about more than cod. Activision is going down. all their leaders have left, so they won't hold out for so long.
No they're not. Next year Medal of Honor is going to get gangbanged by a Halo 4, COD tag team. Crysis 3 and Respawn's game is still years away, and only other ammo they have against COD is a potential BF3 multiplayer expansion. lol EA is not taking back the crown any time soon.
Military smooter-shooter. Roll on Respawn and Bungie's new IPs, hopefully they bring some unique aspect to the fray as well as both having the potential for great stories and online play.
How can they inch closer when they took 0 away from Activision? Also their hyped game scored lower when it comes to reviews and the Xbox 360 version of MW3 sold better by itself then BF3 on every platform combined.
everytime you comment you get a more disagrees than agrees. That should tell you something about your blind fanboyism no?
This is N4G kiddo, if your getting more agrees then disagrees then your a PS3 fanboy or a PC elitist. You say anything positive about COD, Kinect or Xbox and you'll get disagree, say anything positive about Battlefield, Sony or PC's and your get hella agrees. I know how it works, I just don't care.
No kidding CoD sold even more. EA gained absolutely nothing from Activision. EA's arrogance may have actually helped MW3 sell more.
What the hell was with that rat boss fight in the sewer? It was like one second I was avoiding the enemy,the next I was having a turn based battle against a damn rat.I was dissapointed that One Winged Angel didn't play in the background.BTW,I know my comment has nothing to do with this story,but really? What was the point of that rat?
Who cares?!! It's the SP of BF3...it was put there so people have some single player action. Besides, sewers don't have rats...! smh.
No one cares,I'm just saying how stupid and out of place it was.And sewers do have rats,but when they attack you they don't strafe left and right to dodge your attacks.I don't know what 'SMH' means.
Some people here are really dumb. No one is arguing that MW3 would sell better, the point of the article is that BF3 took a much larger chunk out of MW3 potential sales than they have in previous years. The Battlefield name is getting more renown and would bet BF4 and the next COD game will go to head to head on next gen consoles with Battlefield finally getting the credit they deserve for releasing quality games.
They might be going in the right direction but MW3 sold even more then Black Ops... BF3 reached this share in the market with their new engine and gfx....and MW3 didnt do anything to make u say WOW...technically wise....and it still sold more than any other games accumulate it their life in just one week... What im getting at is it that will BF francise be able to compete when IW/Sledgehammer drop their new engine cuz BF's is still new.... BF3 played its hand and didnt really dent MW3 sales...If IW/SH does build a new engine for their new COD game, i think BF will drop back lower in the sales share... Thats just my opinion....
BF3 did not gain anything, it would have if MW3 sold the same as BOP but MW3 sales increased even further. An increase in BF3 is canceled out by a bigger increase in MW3. For me, in consoles, with BF3's play style, not as smooth action, controller and movement mechanics, it won't surpass COD in the mainstream. BF3 is a good game and appeals on hardcore players and some factions of COD players but it will always be second to COD, unless there is some formula change or the next COD developer dumb down the next COD game
Only ridiculous PR people can convince themselves that they''d be dominating the FPS market if they could knock the champ down from 90%-70% control. I'd say that's improvement but no where near domination.
Sales dont represent a better product.it just means theres so many more casual gamers out there.this wont ever change so the casual games will always be more popular.thats the facts. Battlefield franchise is a product in its own right.it doesnt need to win anything.it wins just being battlefield.if cod was the only fps out there id be depressed
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