EA is confident that Battlefield 3 will finally knock Call of Duty from the top spot as the best selling first person shooter.
Nonsensical talk. Gibberish. Crap talk. This. Edit: Oh, and blasphemy.
its nice to dream but I don't think so
the moon is going to be bigger than the sun im very confident of that
I didn't know EA was working in the PR department for Activision, it's nice of them to market COD every chance they get.
How about EA focus on telling us why BF3 is going to be better. As far as I can tell, it has all been empty talks. I don't mind confidence, but this is more akin to desperate talk. Show me the money, but Activision already got the leg up. They don't charge me for online play for my other family members. I don't have to pay for Online Pass. EA, thanks, but no thanks!
Lets hope they are right.
HAAAA HA HA HA HA HA EA and their jokes are so funny.... oh wait they were serious....
no way EA...
Ok, EA... what are you doing. We ALL know for a fact, whether we like CoD or not... that it will KILL BF3 in terms of sales. BF3 will most likely be a better game though. (Im just gonna put this down as "Marketing")
Well, to be fair, this was only one man from the company speaking, so his views may differ from those of the rest of the members of DICE.
HAHA, not. Even tho Battlefield 3 will be the better game. To many folks will stick with ol' COD.
You can never outsell COD, BF3 will be the better game though. And thats all it comes down to
There is more of a case for cod selling more.....it is hard to judge which one will actually sell more
Good luck with that...
Bold Words I guess. Team Xbox (X)
Oh, come on, EA...I love you and everything, and I can't wait for Battlefield 3, but there's no way your marketing will be as aggressive as Activision's.
Agree, but I don't know why that's the case. EA could outspend Activision and flood every form of media, but I won't be surprised when I see 1 BF3 ad for every 10 COD ads.
It could happen b/c bf3 has a better pc community support but i doubt it.
As much as i think BF3 will be the better game, i highly doubt that they will, at least at launch.
No But it will be a better game
This. No fps shooter will ever outsell COD, the COD name is just bigger then all. Shame really since games like BF:BC 2 was better then MW2, but MW2 sold alot more....and BF3 will likely be better then MW3 and vice versa
Ahem... Although you are correct in the sense that COD is a multiplat game, I would like to point out that Some Halo games have outsold COD titles on the 360. Halo Reach - 8.34 Million Halo 3 - 11.23 Million Halo ODST - 5.85 Million Halo 2 - 8.43 Million Halo CE - 6.43 million CoD 4 (360)- 8.49 Million < Halo 3 CoD WaW (360) - 6.59 < Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Reach CoD 2 (360) - 2.29 < Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo Reach CoD 3 (360) - 2.58 < Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo ODST, Halo Reach So on a Vs. standpoint on a 1 console argument, Halo still is a top competitor. Only CoD BO and MW2 have outsold the highest selling Halo game on the 360 (Halo 3). If the Halo 3 was multiplat, then I would contest that it is actually Halo that no other FPS will outsell.
@ The_Ultimate_Guy You do realize CoD wasnt as popular then for those games right? And Halo 2 and CE were on the Xbox not 360. Last generation. Compare your precious halo games to the sales of black ops and MW2 and halo loses.
@The_Ultimate_Guy but COD is now the best selling game of all time and holds the world record for the most day 1 sales. COD didn't peak until MW2 (when it started winning records) and then did better with black ops. Face it COD is the best selling FPS game/franchise
@ perdie And you do realize that Halo and Halo 2 were on a console that only had a 24 million install base right? And Like I said: "Only CoD BO and MW2 have outsold the highest selling Halo game on the 360 (Halo 3)." As for your comment "You do realize CoD wasnt as popular then for those games right?" You have NO idea what you are talking about. The CoD franchise was still a very popular franchise. It's just recently when CoD 4 came out and had modern combat gameplay that it became more popular. But you are kidding yourself if you think CoD was not a popular franchise over the last few generations during their World War gameplay environments. @ iamnsuperman CoD is NOT the best selling franchise. Only 2 of the CoD games this gen have surpassed Halo's sales. Just look above for the breakdown that I gave you. rajman said "No fps shooter will ever outsell COD, the COD name is just bigger then all." which I pointed out is untrue since there are CoD games released this gen that didn't outsell certain Halo games. Not too mention some Halo games from last gen that were on a console that had 1/2 the size of the install base as this gen has outsold some Cod games from this gen. Those who do phantom disagrees are pathetic. I gave you the proof just above. Numbers don't lie.
It will do on PC, I think that much is pretty certain.... but it won't do on consoles.... that much is also pretty certain!
well EA you can always hope...
It won't outsell it... BF3 will be vastly superior, but MW3 will outsell it because of its blind following
Looks like EA is suffering from foot in mouth syndrome. Leave it out, COD is no doubt at the top of every pre-order list out there already.
Doubt it. OOOOOH YEEAAH!
The end of the year will see a lot of amazing games such as Uncharted 3, Gears of War 3, Resistance 3, Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City. The sad thing is they will all most likely be outsold by Call of Duty 8, yeah that's right, Call of Duty '8'. Call of Duty is the Justin Bieber/Lady Gaga/X-Factor/Nazi Germany of video-games, just crap that millions of people will follow no matter what.
I don't know about that now.
As much as I want that to see that (it would be such delight to me. lol) and as much as I think BF3 will be a better game, that's not going to happen. Matter of fact, I'll guarentee that MW3 will break Black Ops record. :-/ Foot in mouth EA. Foot in mouth. Just continue making BF and let it speak for itself :)
Very bold statement EA
While we know this to be the more deserving outcome, the zombies out there will not be able to resist the insatiable hunger for CoD. On a serious note....EA, just stop talking about CoD, it's free advertising.
Seriously, they just need to put their best into BF3 and we'll take it from there.
Shoot him and cut out his tongue and then shoot his tongue. Let the game speak for itself.
You would think that superior quality games would sell better, but unfortunately a name sells more than anything else.
BF3 looks Like it will sell more, but kids still will buy cod every year.
Unfortunately it won't. Once it gets out that Battlefield actually requires you to learn how to shoot all the potential converts from CoD will abandon any idea of picking it up.
Best post of the day
this is unlikely and has nothing to do with the game quality you have ten millions kids out there who play nothing but COD and it will take more than one game for it to change
No, unless you do crazy levels of marketing it won't even get close.
MW3 FW >> BF3 LT
No it won't, as much as I have gotten sick of the COD series, it's going to sell like hotcakes. EA can boast all they want, but COD will win the sales war this fall. Plus EA has yet to put an official release date on BF3.
EA, I know Battlefield 3 is gonna be bleeding awesome, but you don t realize one thing Casuals don't play Battlefield. They can't handle it
Don't know about selling more but BF3 LOOKS WAY BETTER THAN COD3 AND THE GAMEPLAY LOOKS MORE REALISTIC
Haha one can dream!
You never know, do i think it will outsell it this time round no, but if activison doesn't improve the games, yea people will abandon it just like guitar hero again and ruin the genre in the process
Doesn't need to...BF3 looks stunning. All the other BF games have done alright for themselves- why shouldn't this one?
As much as I hate to admit, EA doesn't stand a chance. I'll be buying both though...I'm gonna be one broke mutha fugga this Fall.
They could lend me their crystal ball, i want to use it too.
I'll be the crazy one and say it'll outsell MW3. If I were them I would start advertising early and during any major sporting events. They need to make the trailers pretty epic. Gonna be an amazing game.
I love Battlefield, and I'll definitely be buying it instead of MW3 this fall, but if EA believes that they'll outsell Call of Duty, the executives a smoking crack. It ain't gonna happen.
If EA says.... lol, but anyways, it is not that bad that mw3 exists as all the screaming babies who play cod won't appeare anywhere near Batllefield 3 servers.
the real question is will COD:MW3 sell more than COD:BO
now thats a lie BF3 might be better than MW3 but it will die in sales quite being so confident hey EA do u know how many call of duty freaks in the world? and i one of them! im still getting both
No but BF4 might :)
Empty words. Why do EA think they can top COD sales. I wish they would but it would never happen. Battlefield 3 will be better though.
Unscripted Destruction = MUST BUY Scripted Destruction = No buy coz its 2011 now
First of all no it won't. Second, all you people saying COD has a "blind" following can not wrap your heads around the fact that a lot of people actually enjoy the COD games. I like the controls and gameplay better than any other shooter. That's why I enjoy it. I will definitely be picking up BF3 but I am almost 100% positive that I will spending what little online time I have these days with MW3. You don't have to like it. Other people do. A lot of other people do. Deal with it.
Will....Never.....Happen.....E ver. Like it it or not, CoD is an 800lb gorilla showing no signs of slowing. Will BF3 sell better than the last one, for sure and it deserves to. It looks awesome. Will it ever come close to CoD in units sold. Not a chance. We are talking about convincing the 20 million knuckleheads who bought BlOps to change their minds. CoD Elite helps insure those knuckleheads stay playing CoD. Sorry BF3. It ain't happening.