Battlefield 3 has had a great first week of sales, but it's clear now that the Xbox 360 version is the clear winner in terms of units sold.
No surprise there.
The title is deceiving, especially when they concede the fact in the last paragraph that it doesn't include digital sales. PC download sales are going to be at least double the retail sales; most PC gamers don't get their games at retail anymore. I know I didn't and I know not one of the members of my gaming community have either. I'm guessing that the PC sales are closer to 1.5 million than the 500 thousand the article is stating. Surprised anyone takes VGChartz as gospel (where these figures originally came from), especially for PC sales.
No one takes it as gospel. You know, I have not seen one comment or post from a member on this site about VG Charts being credible.
Tell that to all the fanboys praising the article.
Guess Without Uncharted 3, they have less choices
I play on PC and you're right, everyone I know bought this via Origin.
And what's the source of these numbers? Are they worldwide numbers? U.S only? I would rather wait to hear the official numbers from EA.
Does it really matter?
We all know that the title is balderdash. Even the author says that it isn't including digital downloads. So why did the author even make this article? Teh hits, baby. teh hits.
yeah, 360 has always been my shooter console of choice. like many others i suppose
still its ironic since the 360 version was made out to be the "inferior" of the 3
It's only ironic here. No one else cares about which version is better. They buy it for the system they feel like buying it for.
The major digital retailers arent reporting and they are posting orders sillyness.
It's no surprise because a majority of PC users, like me, are waiting for EA and VALVE to get their act together so we can purchase it for Steam instead of EA's cumbersome digital downloader and launcher. Oh... and of course, digital sales aren't posted. But we all [should] know that.
Are you serious? You are waiting for them to put it on Steam? Man, don't wait. The game is awesome and what you call a cumbersome launcher actually works pretty good.
I used it for Metal of Honor. While it was passable, it wasn't stellar. And I call it cumbersome because of the amount of logging in I have to do. I bought a retail of BF:BC2 when it first came out, and then later when I found it on Steam on sale during last Christmas, I bought it again. This time, I'm not going to buy two copies of a game. I'll wait.
My god I don't get the point of all these articles. Yes, we all know that the 360 version sold more and it's quite obvious why: 1. The 360 leads by 11 million in shooter nation 2. Shooters are very popular with the 360 fanbase Is anyone really surprised?
We've already been over this VGChartz nonsense. We've been over this before, and VGChartz has been busted in the past for posting European numbers without zero sample data from actual European retailers. These numbers may be accurate, but given VGChartz track record on software sales data, no self respecting site would ever post an article based on their fiction. I guess bf3blog doesn't fall into that "self respecting site" category. And this article has been done before. Please report as "Dupe". I'll reserve judgement until I see real numbers from EA. It's bad enough to see these type of flamebait "My game sells more than your game" crap articles when it's legit, it's even worse when it's not even something that's been confirmed.
And is played more online on PS3.
Not according to BF3stats: PC - 130k PS3 - 156k 360 - 215k http://bf3stats.com/ This is nothing really though. MW3 will easily have over 2 million players on launch day on 360...maybe even 3 million. I believe Blops had over 2 million and MW3 last week was at 2.5m preorders on 360 with a 400k+ change from the previous week. I'm sure MW3 preorders will be around 3m by launch day. Will be interesting numbers.
I'd blame it on EA and VALVE not agreeing. I, myself, am waiting for it to be released on Steam. Mostly because EA's downloader and launcher is rather shoddy in comparison.
Wow. KingSlayer just got stepped on like a bug. LOL!
Bfstats always changes. I checked it now and its. PC online 163 482 PS3 online 164 279 360 online 142 084 It depends on the time of the day that you c heck it.
@chrisw im contemplating buying it again when it is released on steam, just so i can get rid of origin GAWD origin is absolute crap compared to steam.
Is that supposed to matter? I pose this question to you both.
You make no sense!!
actual facts or just your dumb logic?
Good point, well argued. -_-
game is garbage traded it in today it sucks bad company and medal of honor was better
What exactly about it is garbage? I like it quite a bit.
He probably didnt get 40 kills and got a ego boost....becaus as you know BF3 is all about team work and all.
medal of honors MP was garbage.
Single player of Medal of Honor was the single best campaign I have ever palyed in a modern war shooter. Purely amazing. Mulitplayer had some good ideas, but all round was terribly executed and will not be remembered.
The single player lacked polish, but I agree, it was original and a refreshing take on a modern war shooter.
I sense exclusive deal for next battlefield on xbox :D
it wouldnt be a bad exclusive to have!!
Why would Microsoft waste there money on another FPS...they have COD which isn't even an exclusive. I think there fine
"I sense exclusive deal for next battlefield on xbox :D" *PC Oriented multiplatform game being exclusive on ONE console* *facepalm*
Most PC gamers are ignorant to the fact that the PC market is not financially good for games, and the excluive buyout of a franchise would more than make up for the sales lost. Console exclusives sell more than essentially all multiplatform games, plus the exclusivity fee. It would most likely be an extremely successful move, but it will not happen because its EA. They are too big to let thier FPS posterboy be exclusive.
"Most PC gamers are ignorant to the fact that the PC market is not financially good for games" Must have missed the memo, cause Valve is raking in the billions.
Isn't this a dup? Also, no surprise here.
I play Battlefield 3. Not sales.
Does no one realise PS3 owners got another game to play this month?
what Gears? Forza? MW3?
No he meant the potential 2011 GotY Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception .... Since U3 came out i have touched BF3
@ Raiinstorm81 And XBox 360 gamers don't have as many if not more great games to play this fall? Rage, Gears of War 3, Forza 4, Batman Arkham City, with Modern Warfare 3 and Halo CE Anniversary in a week. XBox 360 gamers have far more quality choices this fall than PS3 gamers given than all PS3 exclusives save Uncharted 3 this fall have been mediocre. So what exactly is your point!?
Wait...what about Shadow of the Colossus/Ico and God of War Collection since you're including Hd remakes? And Resistance 3?!?
@Lord_Stark Oh here we go...listing MP games PS3 owners have BOTH They have the MP games AND the exclusives meaning they have an even bigger choice of games to choose from. Honestly it's all you hear from Xbox 360 fanboys when defending Microsoft..."bu bu but the 360 has all these MP games we don't need exclusives"....wasn't like that back in 2006/2007 when it was all about exclusives, graphics and the company realtionship with it's fans, now it's all about sales, profits and which company is making the most money because Sony has over come these things and have done them better the Microsoft.
Going by sales it seems Some ps3 owners spend more time bragging about the quality of exclusives and exclusive content then they do actually buying and playing those games
Maybe you should sang a different tune already. PS3 owners buy what they are interested in, just like any owner of any other system that can think for themselves, and luckily, there happens to be a lot to be interested in. Maybe 360 owners should stop bragging about the sales of certain games, and start buying games like Alan Wake, and not only the games that have a billion dollar budget.
Couldnt of said it better myself...bubbles+
Resistance 3 and another ratchet game came out on PS3? WOW, I didn't notice, I have not seen one review on N4G for any of them. You guys sure about that? LOL
What are you talking about, there may not have been a lot of notice on retchet but there were a bunch of R3 articles. Troll...
@Bathyj, yea this month but Battlefield came out last month. So what is your point? There is also Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Assasin's Creed, Saint's Row the Third this month which is available on both platform.
How sad. The PC version is by far the best, and the PS3 version is the same but free-to-play. What world am I living in?
because FPS games are more popular in North America. And in North America the most popular console is the 360
where are the digital number sales for pc? fuck a retail
"The numbers aren’t 100% accurate as some digital retailers, including EA’s Origin, haven’t disclosed their sales numbers, so it’s likely that the numbers for the PC version are higher than reported." So they essentially aren't counting the primary form that PC games are sold, and also importantly Origin where most PC players ordered from? So Origin isn't counted, Amazon digital sales could be left out as well which was also pretty big. It's funny how articles put stuff out like this when the numbers aren't even represented fully. Although I do give them credit for stating that they left out sales data.
@C_Menz What kind of madness are you saying man!? Do you expect people to use logic and/or read articles?! This is N4G, the place of people knee-jerking by just the title alone instead of actually reading stuff.
"This is N4G, the place of people knee-jerking by just the title alone instead of actually reading stuff." Are you sure it's the knee people jerk around here?
It IS the console of choice for bros everywhere.
They should include digital downloads for the PC stats. Its making the PC platform look weaker than it really is.
i just think there are more people that play FPS games on 360
now we just need more servers so im not waiting 10 min for a game
I'll just say one thing. Vgchartz lists the pc version of bad company 2 at 600,000 copies sold. But the official stats page for the game lists the pc version at 3.5 million copies sold. I guess that should settle any and every argument about the credibility of vgchartz when it comes to pc game sales
Now we know why we only saw the game advertised for PS3 so long. Its because EA knew that the 360 version would sell regardless.
If the ps33 version can keep up with the 360 version they consider that a win. Hope that answers your question.
This is what happens when you force players to use Origins on top of a browser and not offer a PC game through the biggest PC game distributor (steam). Digital sales aren't included, but I'm sure they would have been higher regardless if the morons at DICE didn't come up with those bright ideas, lol.
No surprise. It was gonna happen. American multiplat games is gonna sell on 360 more. Especially shooters. I'm very happy with my PS3 version with free online play.