Analyst Predicts 11 Million Sales For Battlefield 3

by Matt Bertz on Jul 22, 2011 at 07:11 AM

Following Battlefield 3's impressive showing at E3, Cowen & Company has raised its first-year sales estimate from 8 million to 11 million.

According to the analyst firm, the BF3 pre-orders are "roughly comparable" to last's year's Call of Duty: Black Ops, which has sold over 20 million units worldwide thus far. Combine these healthy numbers with the extensive marketing campaign EA has planned for the lead up to the launch, and you can see how this game has legitimate blockbuster potential.

Battlefield 3 ships for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 25.