We have about a month left before Battlefield 3 launches and now we are seeing reports that suggest that pre-orders have already exceeded 1.5 million copies. This makes the new Battlefield 3 game one of the biggest games of the year already. Should Activision and the others be worried?
The numbers come from Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia. The question is, will it surpass Modern Warfare 3? CoD: Black Ops sales numbers are nothing to sneeze at either, having reached over 20 million in just under a year after release.
One thing is for sure, Battlefield 3 will steal a healthy chunk of Activision’s market share and that is great for gamers. Competition means they duke it out and try to outdo each other and we benefit by getting kick-ass games. Battlefield 3 will release on October 25th. Do you think it will beat the competition?