Battlefield 3 fastest selling FPS of all time?
Battlefield 3 is winning hearts and minds at a staggering rate. Not only has the FPS hit the top spot in it’s first week of release, EA is also estimating that it will hit five million copies sold within his first week on sale. So, could this be the fastest selling FPS game of all time? It’s early days yet but EA is certainly happy with the results.
There seems to be no bigger market right now than the scorched earth of the FPS with both Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 fighting it out for your loyalty and you wallet this Christmas. Electronic Arts, the company being Battlefield 3, has certainly got its spin-doctors in place as the company has announced that it is the fastest selling game in the history of EA games.
EA went on to say that ‘Battlefield 3 has sold through five million units in the first week globally, making it the fastest-selling game in EA’s history’, which is 50 per cent of its initial retail shipments , which is pretty impressive.
It’s not just the single-player game that has proven a success as it seems gamers are logging on online in unprecedented numbers and while servers were put to the test, EA is quoting that servers and service uptime stabilised to roughly 98.9 per cent throughout the weekend.
It comes as no surprise that Battlefield 3 has already kicked, scratched and shot its way to the No.1 position in the UK All Formats Chart, pushing last weeks big seller, Batman: Arkham City, down into second place, and dropping the footballing titles FIFA 12 and Football Manager 2012 down to a more mid-table level. Just Dance 3 rounds out the top five chart for this week.
So, are you already playing Battlefield 3? Does it have the chops to beat Modern Warfare 3? Let us know what you think in the Comments below.