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Battlefield 3 preorders matching Black Ops' pace

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edited July 2011 in IllGaming

PTAnalyst firm says EA's upcoming first-person shooter consumer commitments are "roughly comparable" to last year's best-selling Call of Duty blockbuster.Electronic Arts has stated that its goal with Battlefield 3 is to take down Activision's blockbuster Call of Duty series, and it's apparently off to a promising start. According to a GamesIndustry.biz report, the analyst firm of Cowen & Company has found that preorders for the DICE-developed military first-person shooter are "roughly comparable" to those of last year's best-selling game, Call of Duty: Black Ops. Battlefield 3 hits October 25.While that bodes well for Battlefield 3's financial prospects, it still puts the game behind its primary competition. At last month's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Activision revealed that preorders for this year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were tracking "significantly ahead" of Black Ops' pace. It's also worth noting that preorders aren't perfect indicators