Battlefield 3 Sales Hit 5M In First Week

by Jim Reilly on Oct 31, 2011 at 09:45 AM

EA  recently said Battlefield 3 shipped 10 million units in the first week, but now we know how many the publisher actually sold.

EA says that, based on internal estimates, Battlefield 3 has sold through to consumers five million copies globally in the first week, making it the "fastest-selling game in EA's history." A breakdown of sales between platforms was not provided.

"It is extremely gratifying to deliver an entertainment experience that delights our fans, and to have the opportunity to introduce new people to the franchise," said Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of the EA Games Label. "Already, we are seeing unprecedented play times and online activity which is very rewarding. This launch solidifies Battlefield as a leading entertainment brand."