news\ Nov 3, 2011 at 10:12 am

Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 Sales Nearly Double PS3


According to the latest sales reports, Battlefield 3 sales on the Xbox 360 have nearly doubled the sales of the PlayStation 3 version.  As of October 29, worldwide sales for Battlefield 3 on the Xbox 360 were 2,249,092.  Sales on the PlayStaiton 3 were at 1,486,067 - still an impressive number.

What's more shocking is that PC sales of Battlefield 3, hadn't even eclipsed the 500,000 mark.  As of the week ending October 29, Battlefield 3  on the PC has sold 487,181 copies.  Of course, these numbers are from a few days back so they have probably changed since then.  Although I doubt PC sales have passed either of the consoles. 

Since launch Battlefield 3 has sold an impressive 2.25 million copies worldwide, though I'm sure DICE was hoping for numbers closer to what Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will post.  These numbers come from VG Chartz worldwide monthly sales for the month of October.

One has to wonder why sales for the PC have lagged so far behind the consoles.  Could it be the demanding PC requirements to run Battlefield 3 at a respectable graphical level?  Or does it go beyond graphics and span into the server problems that have been plaguing Battlefield 3 since launch?  Or maybe it's the fact so many hate Origin and disagree with the EULA.  My bet is on the third one.

DICE, early this morning, released a patch for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Battlefield 3 aimed at addressing lab/rubber-banding, TDM/SQDM spawn point optimization, and various crashes on consoles.  No patch for the PC version was mentioned.

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