EA: Battlefield 3 pre-orders at “a couple million”

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 09:14 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Battlefield 3 pre-orders have now hit “a couple million,” EA product manager Kevin O’Leary has said on US TV.

Speaking to Fox Business, O’Leary said on pre-orders it was “doing very, very well.”

“A couple million out there. We already announced some great numbers so far. A couple more weeks to go, and we’re very excited.”

Back in early September, EA CFO Eric Brown said it had seen 1.25 million pre-orders for the DICE shooter.

O’Leary made note of the first holiday launch for a Battlefield game in the Fox interview.

“We’re getting out in a great window. Obviously, holiday season is a great time to get the games out there. New thing for Battlefield, too, coming out in this holiday window, so we’re excited about it, to get it out there, get it in people’s hands.”

Full interview is below, via IGN.

BF3’s out next Tuesday in the US and next Friday in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.