Video game news, video game reviews, walkthroughs, video game mods, and game trailers



Pachter: Modern Warfare 3 Sales Will Double Battlefield 3 Sales


Posted by: Tate Steinlage

Wedbush's Michael Pachter, one of the industries' most notorious analysts, has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Battlefield/Modern Warfare 3 "war." He has taken his predictions to whole new level with his latest statement: Modern Warfare 3's sales will double Battlefield 3's, with the gap expanding even more next year. It is a no brainer that Call of Duty attracts a much larger community base than any other franchise, but double the sales? 

Pachter's comments came from an interview with Forbes. In it, Pachter predicts that Modern Warfare 3 will sell 16 million copies this year, as opposed to Battlefield 3's estimated 8 million. Pachter also expects that lead to grow in 2012, with MW3 selling another 8 million next year, and BF3 selling an extra 2 million units. 

He also expects an enormous amount of gamers to purchase both FPS titles: “I’d guess that around half of the console copies of Battlefield 3 will be bought by people who also buy Modern Warfare 3, so around 2 to 3 million will buy both. I don’t see much cannibalization of the titles.”

Battlefield 3 has had a successful launch for the most part, and only time will tell if Pachter is ineed right. What do you think? Let us know by commenting below. 


Anonymous User
Please fill out this captcha to confirm you are human and submit again.