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Oct 27th
Battlefield 3 ships 10 Million Copies

In only 3 days of Battlefield 3 being released, it has already sold a record breaking 10 million copies. 3 Million of these being pre-orders. Electronic Art’s CEO, John Riccitiello already reported today that many vendors are already requesting re-orders. Still there are parts of the world for Battlefield 3 to be released. On top of that, it seems as though it has set a record for the best day one sales in the history of Electronic Arts.

"Biggest day one shipment the company has ever done, maybe double what we did on Medal of Honor."
- COO Peter Moore, Electronic Arts
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Wow, that is VERY impressive I must say. I can't say definitively, but I believe Call of Duty Black Ops took 5 days to reach that number of copies sold. If that is in fact true, then we might actually see BF3 give MW3 a real run for its money.
In any case, these guys really deserve it. Given these figures, it's almost even more frustrating to know that had they scrapped the whole Origin thing and released on Steam as well, this game would be crushing the competition.

A point of clarification:The article says "Shipped" rather than "Sold" meaning that it is not certain yet if they have actually sold that many copies of the game. However, given that Most retailers are asking for more copies, I think the 10 million figure might be pretty darn close.
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Awesome job DICE!

oh and you're missing the link to the article!
 
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Wow. And it'll continue to sell steadily too i'd imagine.

I hope it drops in price by atleast $5-10 by the time I buy it. x_x
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Source added.
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Yes! I wanted BF3 to take over the "biggest entertainment" launch that Blops previously held. That's awesome.
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Hmm...

Someone needs to take this and give it back to Activision.
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If only it worked properly as in not kicking a lot of people from servers, it would have been great news.
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Now they better get Origin/game bugs/server issues under control real quick if they don't want this to be a huge mess.

Otherwise, good job
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I heard this game is still in beta
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Would be smart to forget about forcing Origin on BF3 until BF5 or something when you have a loyal and large fanbase.
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