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Battlefield 3 is 'fastest-selling EA game ever'

5 million sold globally in the first week, estimates EA

EA has declared Battlefield 3 "the fastest-selling game in EA's history" as it "estimates" 5 million global sales in the first week.

"Battlefield 3 has sold through five million units in the first week globally, making it the fastest-selling game in EA's history," said the publisher in a gloating press release today.

It goes on to say that gamers have "logged-on in unprecedented numbers" and that the servers handled the load. "Servers and service uptime stabilized to roughly 98.9% throughout the weekend," it said.

"We are overwhelmed by the global response to Battlefield 3," said Patrick Soderlund, exec VP of the EA Games label. "It is extremely gratifying to deliver an entertainment experience that delights our fans, and to have the opportunity to introduce new people to the franchise. Already, we are seeing unprecedented play times and online activity which is very rewarding. This launch solidifies Battlefield as a leading entertainment brand."

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EA revealed last week that it had already shipped a massive 10 million copies of the game worldwide, and it unsurprisingly dominated UK sales charts released today.

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