Battlefield 3 pre-orders match Call of Duty: Black Ops sales

Battlefield matches Black Ops but trails MW3

EA's Battlefield 3 is matching Call of Duty: Black Ops' pre-order records but trailing the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Battlefield 3 pre-orders are comparable to those of the record breaking Call of Duty: Black Ops release, figures from an industry analyst have revealed.

Ahead of the Battlefield 3 October release date industry analyst firm Cowen & Company has claimed that EA’s first person shooter game is on track to sell 11 million copies by the year’s end matching the pre-order sales of last year’s Call of Duty title.

Battlefield 3 is to officially launch in the UK on October 28th with the FPS to go head-to-head with this year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 offering which is to hit stores on November 8th.

Doug Creutz, an analyst with Cowen & Company announced that channel checks "indicate that pre-orders are roughly comparable to those of Call of Duty: Black Ops last year, which has gone on to sell over 20 million units."

Despite strong Battlefield 3 pre-orders recent reports have revealed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders are outstripping those of its predecessor putting the Activision title in-line to become the highest selling gaming release of all time.

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Via: CVG