Battlefield 3 releases with 'close to 3 million pre-sales'

Making it "the biggest first-person shooter launch in EA history"

Battlefield 3 had racked up "close to 3 million pre-sales" as of yesterday, based on internal EA estimates.


The game released in North America today and hits Europe on Friday, with the pre-order total making it "the biggest first-person shooter launch in EA history", according to the publisher.

EA product manager Kevin O'Leary said a week ago that Battlefield 3 pre-orders had hit "a couple of million" units, while EA CFO Eric Brown said in early September that the figure stood at 1.25 million units.

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Our PC and single-player focussed Battlefield 3 review went live yesterday. Expect verdicts on console and multiplayer to follow shortly.