Battlefield 3 Pre-orders Up A Whopping 700% Compared To Bad Company 2

By Colin Tan on May 4, 2011, 9:24PM EST

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.

Thanks Industry Gamers, VG247.

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