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Last week's Battlefield 3 launch had its high and low points, with sky-high consumer interest, but stability issues plaguing many players. EA has announced that the game has sold an estimated 5 million copies worldwide in its first week of availability. That's a big success by any metric, although we're curious about the split in sales between the console and PC versions of the game.

In addition, EA is claiming that the issues with the game's stability have been largely solved. "We are happy to report that we had a great weekend with server stability at roughly 98.9 percent. While some players experienced intermittent outages of online services due to high volume, internal estimates show that servers and service stabilized, ensuring that players were connected and enjoying the game," the company told Ars. "With a commitment to support the game as a software service, EA is listening to consumer feedback and is making daily updates and improvements to ensure an optimal online experience for all."

The demand for the game exceeded the company's "best expectations" coming out of the beta, and EA notes that they're finding new ways to "optimize and improve" the game's performance now that the system is operating under a full load.

http://arstechnica.com/#!/gaming/news/2011/10/ea-estimates-5mm-copies-of-battlefield-3-sold-claims-stability-issues-solved.ars

Not the 10m in 3 days that was originally thought.

To put it in comparison, BO sold 5.6 million copies in one day.
Edited by Argorn5757 - 10/31/11 at 6:28pm
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so that means bf3 sux and black ops owns ?
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so that means bf3 sux and black ops owns ?

No.
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The thing is that 95% of BO sales where 360 and PS3. For BF3 PC has a larger share. I could care less how much Xbox or PS3 sold. Also long as Developers make money and the game is good selling 5 mill is better then 20 mill for us the users.
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Did it count pre-orders or just sales since launch day?
    
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so that means bf3 sux and black ops owns ?
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Did it count pre-orders or just sales since launch day?

Doesn't specify. Its an estimate from EA.
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One of the few games nowadays that I would bet money on that it sold the majority on PC. Console players just aren't "Battlefield" players. It's not a knock on anyone or any system. Its just the simple fact that "Battlefield" has always been a PC-esque game.
    
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Not really. This source contains actual info from EA.
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