Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo downloaded 2 million times

Thursday, 11 February 2010 15:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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EA’s announced that the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo has been downloaded over 2 million times since it was released two weeks back on PSN and Xbox Live.

Currently, the DICE taster is on its way to becoming the fastest download from EA ever in the first five days it became available to download. The company also said the multiplayer beta for PC is also being met with “great success”.

“This massive rush to experience the game early is proof positive that action gamers are looking for more,” said senior producer of the shooter, Patrick Bach. “Battlefield: Bad Company 2 delivers on every front. This is intelligent, strategic warfare that our competitors simply cannot replicate.”

Bad Company 2 is out on March 2 and March 5 in the US and UK respectively for PS3, 360 and PC.

PR below.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is on Pace to Become the Fastest Downloaded Demo in EA History

STOCKHOLM, Feb 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that Battlefield: Bad Company(TM) 2 is on pace to become the fastest downloaded demo* in EA history. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 continues to dominate online multiplayer gaming with over 2M demo downloads across Xbox LIVE(TM) and the PlayStation(R)Network (combined) in the first five days of availability. The recently launched PC beta has also met great success, with hundreds of thousands of players already signed up. With the huge popularity of the Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network demo and the PC beta, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is positioned to be the premier first person-shooter of 2010 when it hits stores on March 2nd.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to hear that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is already in the hands of almost 2½ million gamers, and it hasn’t even shipped yet,” said Patrick Bach, Senior Producer on Battlefield: Bad Company 2. “This massive rush to experience the game early is proof positive that action gamers are looking for more. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 delivers on every front. This is intelligent, strategic warfare that our competitors simply cannot replicate.”

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be in stores on March 2, 2010 in North America and March 4, 2010 in Europe for the Xbox 360(R) videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and the PC. The Limited Edition can be pre-ordered now on all platforms at no extra cost, with participating retailers worldwide (while supplies last).

For more information on DICE, please visit www.dice.se. For more information on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 please visit: www.badcompany2.ea.com. Or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OfficialBFBC2.

* Internet connection required. Demo will end on February 25, 2010.

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