Back when Modern Warfare 3 was just a rumor, EA was already calling Battlefield 3 their “CoD Killer”. Once MW3 was announced it seemed like EA’s trash talking was kicked into overdrive. EA has since repeatedly said that “Battlefield 3 is designed to take down Modern Warfare 3 and that Call of Duty will be over in 2-3 years”.

Now, with a little over a month and half before BF3 and MW3 hit store shelves, their tone is quite different. When talking to investors and shareholders, EA’s CFO Eric Brown stated that they don’t expect Battlefield 3 to surpass Modern Warfare.

“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.”

According to BF3blog, no one really expected Battlefield 3 to beat Modern Warfare 3 in terms of units sold, but it will most certainly give MW3 a run for its money. Industry analysts expect Battlefield 3 sales to top 10 million, with BF3 pre-order numbers are already totaling 1.25 million. One thing is for sure, FPS fans are gonna have a great holiday season..




  1. Its not suprising actually, personally i think the MW3 gameplay and style is brilliant, but on the other hand everyone is thinking that battlefields graphics will win this battle but if MW3 graphics change in my opinion it wouldnt feel like COD anymore!

  2. Dice claimed BFBC2 was a COD killer, then DICE claimed that Medal of Honor was a COD killer.. if dice would pay attention to there product instead of trying to compete with COD then they could gain more fans…

    i wish developer would grasp that.. we the gamers like good addicting FPS games… thats it.. it doesnt matter to me what name is on it.. as long as its good.. so far the only one able to provide a years worth of entertainment is Inifinity Ward and its Modern Warfare name…

    one day we can all get along and enjoy all the games without giving a shit what name is on the box