Electronic Arts recently posted their financial earnings for the quarter ending March 31, revealing that pre-orders for Battlefield 3 were up a whopping 700 percent compared to Bad Company 2.
"We know we have a big competitor, but head-to-head with Call of Duty in Q3, we have the superior game engine, a superior development studio, and a flat out superior game," said Frank Gibeau.
"Our goal is to significantly gain share in the huge FPS category and to put the other team on defense."
Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz recently predicted that the new Call of Duty will outsell Battlefield 3 by at least 15 million, totalling 25 million within its first year of release, while Battlefield 3 will only sell 10 million. Bad Company 2 has sold roughly 7 million units to date since release.