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

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.

Which of the two eagerly awaited first person shooters are you most looking forward to playing? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Via:CVG

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