EA’s CFO Eric Brown recently confirmed at the City 2011 Tech Conference that Battlefield 3 has surpassed the 1.25 million preorders, putting it ahead of its predecessor Battlefield: Bad Company 2. The latter sold 2.3 million units in the first month of release and has sold 9 million copies since it came out. The game was launched in March 2010 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC becoming a huge success. Apparently, Battlefield 3 will easily surpass those numbers.
Call of Duty: Elite was announced recently and Brown was asked if Electronic Arts had future plans of releasing a similar service. He stated that the company will not be doing anything like that any time soon, but he also said “we’ll monitor and see what the outcome is.”
Brown also talked about Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA’s upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the Star Wars franchise. He said that the company expects to release the PC-only game either this year or early 2012. Brown refused to reveal preorder figures for the MMO, but he did say the demand “is tracking consistent with our expectations.”