news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

EA 'Doesn't Expect' Battlefield 3 to Beat Modern Warfare 3


In an exclusive interview with Wed Bush analyst Michael Pachter, Pachter told us that based off solid sales projections, Battlefield 3 has does not have a "shot of outselling MW3." EA's Chief Financial Officer Eric Brown obviously feels the same way as he told the company in a call to investors that he "doesn't expect" BF3 to beat MW3 in sales.

Brown officially stated, "Just to be clear, the [Call of Duty] franchise did about 23 million units worldwide. We don't expect to surpass them with this year's Battlefield 3, just to be very clear. We expect to grow unit sales of Battlefield 3 over its predecessor title, Battlefield: Bad Company 2. I think there's going to be a lot of great choice for consumers. I think we're going to see a lot of dual purchases as well. FPS fans, I think, are likely to purchase and play both titles to debate the merits, the pros and cons of one versus the other."

This prediction is not based off the quality of their upcoming product but simply because, in the words of Michael Pachter, "Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 has the benefit of a 'network effect' from multiplayer, so when all of your friends stop playing Black Ops multiplayer and shift to MW3, you probably will do so as well."

As a fan of both series', I will definitely be picking up both. Will you be doing the same as well, or will you be siding with one title over the other? Let us know by commenting below.

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