BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops

Preorders of Battlefield 3 are "roughly comparable" to those of Call of Duty: Black Ops, according to analysts from Cowen & Company, reports GamesIndustry.biz (registration required) (thanks James via Bf3Blog). This seems a good omen for DICE's military shooter sequel, as Black Ops has sold more than 20 million units worldwide. Cowen & Company currently estimates Battlefield 3 will sell approximately 11 million units.
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Re: BF3 Preorders
Jul 29, 2011, 15:29
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 29, 2011, 15:29
Jul 29, 2011, 15:29
 
Ya I didnt get one, but my nephew did and he can't run it. So he gave me his Origin login info. Downloaded it, updated my vid drivers to the most recent beta version, then went to bed.

I'll be diving into it tonight.

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Jul 28, 2011, 08:32
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Re: BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops Jul 28, 2011, 08:32
Jul 28, 2011, 08:32
 
BF3 Alpha invites started last night toot toot!
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Jul 27, 2011, 00:37
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 27, 2011, 00:37
Jul 27, 2011, 00:37
 
venomhed wrote on Jul 25, 2011, 14:32:
CoD as a game sucks so bad compared to any of the BF's ever released.

You're lucky Reagle isn't here to read that, otherwise he'd sneak into your bed while you sleep and own your ass.
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Re: BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops
Jul 25, 2011, 14:32
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Re: BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops Jul 25, 2011, 14:32
Jul 25, 2011, 14:32
 
Bizarre how this game would sell less that CoD. I guess the advertising will be weak and far less from EA than what CoD had, which is bizarre, since EA has more money that God or Satan combined.

CoD as a game sucks so bad compared to any of the BF's ever released.
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Jul 25, 2011, 13:02
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Re: BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops Jul 25, 2011, 13:02
Jul 25, 2011, 13:02
 
Sweet, love it not being on Steam. <smirk>

I want my DVD, box and manual, thank you very much.
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Jul 25, 2011, 08:36
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 25, 2011, 08:36
Jul 25, 2011, 08:36
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 24, 2011, 23:46:
Haha, it's 1 month shy of its 20th birthday and your only now finding out that Game Informer has been owned by retail (Funcoland/Gamestop) since its first issue?

Tumbler post.
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Jul 25, 2011, 07:58
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 25, 2011, 07:58
Jul 25, 2011, 07:58
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 24, 2011, 17:15:
Why do you people buy this shite? I suppose you all love crap like American Idol and Glee Club too, right?

What is "Glee Club" and how do I become a member?
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Jul 25, 2011, 06:42
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 25, 2011, 06:42
Jul 25, 2011, 06:42
 
entr0py wrote on Jul 25, 2011, 04:08:
Arithon wrote on Jul 25, 2011, 03:37:
When the NDA on the Alpha is lifted, that number will rise. Trust me.

I'm afraid that implying that the alpha is good is a violation of the NDA. Please hand in your alpha key. To me. In an e-mail.

Only if I describe in detail why it is totally awesome. Which I won't do. Preorder and thank me later.
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Jul 25, 2011, 05:51
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 25, 2011, 05:51
Jul 25, 2011, 05:51
 
I'm afraid asking for a key is a violation of the Alpha TOS, so instead he should hand it to me, in an email.
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Jul 25, 2011, 04:08
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 25, 2011, 04:08
Jul 25, 2011, 04:08
 
Arithon wrote on Jul 25, 2011, 03:37:
When the NDA on the Alpha is lifted, that number will rise. Trust me.

I'm afraid that implying that the alpha is good is a violation of the NDA. Please hand in your alpha key. To me. In an e-mail.
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Re: BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops
Jul 25, 2011, 03:37
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Re: BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops Jul 25, 2011, 03:37
Jul 25, 2011, 03:37
 
When the NDA on the Alpha is lifted, that number will rise. Trust me.
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Jul 24, 2011, 23:46
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 24, 2011, 23:46
Jul 24, 2011, 23:46
 
Haha, it's 1 month shy of its 20th birthday and your only now finding out that Game Informer has been owned by retail (Funcoland/Gamestop) since its first issue?
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Jul 24, 2011, 22:31
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 24, 2011, 22:31
Jul 24, 2011, 22:31
 
You dislike the GameStop-owned GameInformer magazine getting all the world exclusive previews because of their association with GameStop.

Ok, now it makes sense why I keep hearing about them getting exclusives...could not fathom how any magazine in this day and age was getting any exclusive. Figured these guys just had excellent connections. Ha, they're just part of the gamestop marketing system.

Makes all those publisher complaints about gamestop hurting sales look ridiculous when they give this magazine so much exclusive first look stuff and offer incentives for preorders!
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Jul 24, 2011, 22:25
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 24, 2011, 22:25
Jul 24, 2011, 22:25
 
Amazon seems to the only sensible place to buy this anyway, on Origin its 5€ more expensive and all you get there is a download - no automated patches, welcome to the stone age sponsored by EA
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Jul 24, 2011, 21:46
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 24, 2011, 21:46
Jul 24, 2011, 21:46
 
elefunk wrote on Jul 24, 2011, 17:29:
I weep for anyone who implies that Bad Company 2 wasn't fun. Oh well, at least the market and gamers in general agree with me that it was one of the best multiplayer games released in years, and I'm ecstatic that Battlefield 3 looks to be combining the best of BF2 and BC2.

Agreed. Game is a friggen blast!
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Jul 24, 2011, 20:18
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Re: BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops Jul 24, 2011, 20:18
Jul 24, 2011, 20:18
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No Steam, no sale.

Hahaha! No seriously, I'll buy it from Amazon or Walmart or whatever if I have to, but that just feels... uncivilized at this point.
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Jul 24, 2011, 20:09
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 24, 2011, 20:09
Jul 24, 2011, 20:09
 
And I have no problem with that. They've done nothing to show me anything bad so far. Sure, they got rid of PC games in their stores, but if they get rid of PC games on Impulse what are they going to sell?

If you support Impulse, you're supporting GameStop. That is something you should not do if:

1) You dislike pre-order exclusives.
2) You dislike GameStop-exclusive pre-orders.
3) You dislike the GameStop-owned GameInformer magazine getting all the world exclusive previews because of their association with GameStop.
4) You dislike GameStop ripping both consumers and developers off through used sales.
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Jul 24, 2011, 20:04
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 24, 2011, 20:04
Jul 24, 2011, 20:04
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 24, 2011, 17:27:
DangerDog wrote on Jul 24, 2011, 17:25:
Cutter wrote on Jul 24, 2011, 17:15:
Why do you people buy this shite? I suppose you all love crap like American Idol and Glee Club too, right?

Posted in the wrong discussion thread, you're looking for the one on StarWars Old Republic.

Battlefield games are fun.

Were fun. This looks more like bc3 than bf3.

I would be fine with that but there will be 64 player pc games and aircraft, ability to go prone, etc. They've only shown a tiny bit from the multiplayer.
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Jul 24, 2011, 18:57
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Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 24, 2011, 18:57
Jul 24, 2011, 18:57
 
Bhruic wrote on Jul 24, 2011, 16:49:
Errr, it will be on Impulse. No Steam is a downside, but Impulse is a fine service on its own.

You realize Impulse got bought by Gamestop, right?

And I have no problem with that. They've done nothing to show me anything bad so far. Sure, they got rid of PC games in their stores, but if they get rid of PC games on Impulse what are they going to sell?
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Re: BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops
Jul 24, 2011, 18:57
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Jul 24, 2011, 18:57
 
Much as I'd prefer to buy from Steam, I don't understand why people would avoid it entirely if it's not there. None of the previous games in the series took advantage of any Steamworks features (and man, I wish they would instead of the horrendous server browser and friends system DICE uses) and if you bought it on Steam, you'd get the exact same version you'd get from GamersGate, Direct2Drive, retail or if you must, Origin. The only difference is the icon you click on. I'll be waiting until the last minute to pre-order to see if it does come to Steam but if not, Direct2Drive will be fine.
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