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

Tuesday, 18th 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.



  1. Talkar

    I would think that SWToR is worth mentioning in that interview, seeing as it is the most preordered game, they have made, ever. xD

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    So let me get straight FOX NEWS are reporting about FPS games!
    And women is like:I need to grab a gun and shoot helicopter O M G!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. loki

    “a couple million” fools pre oder BF sucks 3

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Razor

    Is this…good?

    I don’t know.

    #4 3 years ago

    That’s not a lot. (relatively)

    I wonder how much BC2 had at this stage.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. manamana

    Let’s face it and everybody knows it: BF will never meet CoD numbers.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    I wonder how many of those millions have their cursor on “cancel pre-order” after that demo…? oh sorry “beta”.

    Though I’m sorry the avalanche of 10/10 reviews will swing some back :)

    EA has deep pockets ;)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. viralshag

    Probably a very small amount that won’t be missed much.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. manamana

    ^ :-D

    #9 3 years ago
  10. blackdreamhunk

    Battlefield 3 all the way, like the cutting edge graphics and must of all the vehicles!

    #10 3 years ago

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