Destructoid:Battlefield 1943 was the top-selling XBLA game of 2009

From Destructoid:"Surprised to find out EA DICE's Battlefield 1943 outsold everything else on Xbox LIVE Arcade in 2009? Yeah, me too. Don't get me wrong, I really love the game -- especially now that the multiplayer servers aren't exploding left and right -- but people generally seem to dislike paying $15 for digital-only games."

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Sunny_D5070d ago

Yeah, it really was awesome during the 2009 summer drought of games. Now, I really want to play BFBC2 now!

Elven65070d ago

Great work all involved with the game!

Where is the DLC at? EA is missing out on a great opportunity here!

nogolis5070d ago (Edited 5070d ago )

I believe it was... It's a good game and great fun. IF YOU OWN AN XBOX 360... Because if you play this on the PS3 over the PSN you get nobody playing at all. ZIP! NADA! No one plays this on the Ps3 at all and if you buy it on the PS3 you're wasting your money cos' you'll never get to play it with anyone.


3 disagrees...??

Ok, I just booted the game up and there is only 14 people online with it right now. AS WE SPEAK! So, you try getting a full game going with it. Go ahead. Jump online with it. I bought it when it dropped to 10 bucks 2 weeks ago and still haven't been able to see it or play it. Tell me I'm lying. You all are trying to paint the wrong picture to others and it's not right. There is no one playing this on the Ps3, stop being fanboys. Be legit for once. Be realistic, damn! It's so sad how people defend their only console so feverishly. It's very sad, actually.

Sunny_D5070d ago

Perhaps that's the problem. You bought it 2 weeks ago! It came out in June or July of 2009. You didn't honestly expect people to be playing a $15 DLC game for months did you? People move on to bigger games. There might not be a big difference on XBL either.

nogolis5070d ago (Edited 5070d ago )

So what are you saying... Are you saying that online only games are disposable games? That we shouldn't waste our money on them because people only play them for a few months and move on to "bigger" games? Is that what you're saying? Can I ask you, is that fair? Does it seem right to you that we pay money to play games, no matter how late in the game it is, only to find that we can't because other people have "moved on to BIGGER games"? Is that fair?

It's like me paying to ride a rollercoaster only to find that it's still there but I can't ride it because nobody else is going to ride it. Doesn't make sense to me, either.

Do you think EA would say that this game was only released so people could play it for a couple months? Do you think they'd agree with you? And if so, why are the servers still up?

You're wrong and I want to make sure people know how wrong it is to make you pay for online only games that aren't viable after a few months because people decided to "move on to BIGGER games" like you said. They need to slap bots into them or something. It's not right for us to not be able to play these games... Deal with it.

NotSoSilentBob5070d ago

360 fans love Shooters what else is new?


Battlefield Legacy - Sunsetting Announcement

EA: "As we close in on 15 years since the release of Battlefield 1943, and Bad Company™ 1 & 2, we are announcing that their journey is coming to an end."

darthv72254d ago

This reminds me... I have ME on my PS3 hdd. Never really played it, but it was free.

XiNatsuDragnel254d ago

Digital future ppl is good they say nope imo

Eidolon253d ago

And it still says nothing about being able to downloaded even when it's off the storefront, that's a huge ouchie for some who somehow still have it in their backlog...

Shane Kim253d ago

Dont make it an issue when it's not. If you haven't played it in 15 years, chances are you'll never play it.

isarai254d ago

That all digital future sure looks great!


zidane1341253d ago (Edited 253d ago )

Online game servers shut off eventually all the time. Doesn’t matter if you have the disc or not. Even if you have the disc, it’ll be just paperweight unless the game lets you connect directly to a friend or LAN play.

isarai253d ago (Edited 253d ago )

Read the article bro. They are delisting the games, including mirrors edge which is an offline game. Online servers i can understand, not being able to buy/download the games anymore? Completely separate issue, especially seeing as how some these games had lengthy sp campaigns and not just mp.

zidane1341253d ago

@israrai, you can still buy the disc for less then 10$. Hardly a loss.

TheEnigma313253d ago

You shouldn't have to buy the disc, that's the issue.

OhReginald253d ago (Edited 253d ago )

Some brilliant minds created servers to keep these old online games alive. A lot of ps2 and ps3 games that had there servers shut down a long time ago have been restored by fans to keep it going. Warhawk, killzone 2, socom 2/ confrontation, resident evil outbreak series, etc.

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DankSinatra253d ago

The disc still exist. I don’t understand the issue. You guys are upset about that “all digital future” yet these games are not “digital only”. Hell digital only is a minority in the gaming world and so far we haven’t moved into it, the only digital only games are games as a service or online only games, which end up failing in the end.

This is no different than a store that stops selling old games, just go and buy a copy somewhere else. So which is it, you hate all digital or you like it? Make up your mind.

isarai253d ago

Talk about missing the point entirely. I'm not going to sit here and explain it to you, figure it out.

DankSinatra253d ago

Talk about whining about something and not wanting to explain from an off handed sarcastic original comment.

I got the point just fine. You’re literally complaining about something that has an easy alternative to it.

ManMarmalade252d ago

I don't think you got the point

DankSinatra252d ago (Edited 252d ago )


No I got it, it has to do with the push towards a future of all digital and reprocussions of losing games. Something I already stayed that hasn’t happened nor is it large enough right now to cause any issues as the games that are all digital are online only to begin with or make up the minority of games

So I’ll say it again, the disc still exists for these games that are over a decade old and can still be played easily. You guys are contradicting the whole “we don’t want a digital only future” crying when the dude I originally responded to stated:

“Read the article bro. They are delisting the games, including mirrors edge which is an offline game. Online servers i can understand, not being able to buy/download the games anymore? Completely separate issue, especially seeing as how some these games had lengthy sp campaigns and not just mp.“

So again, which is it? Do you hate all digital or do you want it?

Inverno253d ago

On PC I don't think it's much of a problem but I'm sad to see BF43 being shut down. I haven't played it in a while since it's stuck on PS3, but i preferred it way more over BF3. It was the lack of invisible barriers which made it better for me.

badz149253d ago

BFBC2 was still the best overall package offered by the franchise so far IMO

porkChop253d ago

Absolutely. BC2 was such a great game. It's a shame we never got BC3.

P_Bomb252d ago

I had a great run on Bad Company 2. Pound for pound, as solid a BF package as there’s been.

InUrFoxHole253d ago

Does anyone play the last BF anymore? I searched crossplay servers and it was 20 people the most on all the servers? Can never find a game

SonyStyled253d ago

The last BC you mean? I was still able to find 10v10 on ps3 2 years ago on NA servers during the evenings. I have all the free and paid dlc installed, but there want any matches in the Vietnam dlc.