Just yesterday, Electronic Arts informed the world of the huge changes to the fate of the franchise following the somewhat bumpy launch of Battlefield 2042, starting with the creation of a “Battlefield Universe” in which new titles and a way of looking at the franchise much more holistically, as a brand rather than limiting it to one title every two years. Additionally, Vince Zampella will now be fully responsible for Battlefield.
And that probably showed an answer to the criticisms concerning Battlefield 2042, but it seems that at the level of the numbers we are very far from the reality, because according to Tom Henderson, the insider who precisely anticipated us on the name of the game itself and its modes, the sales for the first week of Battlefield 2042 are impressive:
Week 1 sales:
Battlefield 3 – 4.68M
Battlefield 1 – 3.46M
Battlefield 4 – 2.59 million
Battlefield: Hardline – 1.48 M
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – 1.39M
Battlefield: Bad Company – 0.44 M# Battlefield2042 – 4.23M
– Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) December 3, 2021
Battlefield 2042 is the bestseller after the third installment
While it is true that we must consider that we are only talking about the first week of sales, these figures presented by Henderson at least demonstrate that in general people were very excited about this Battlefield 2042. Of course, more than 4 million copies sold It can be considered a success for the first days of sales.
We also ignored the rest of the sales in which we actually see how Hardline completely crashed compared to the previous ones, causing the definitive demise of Visceral Games, in charge of this opus and the Dead Space saga, with which EA finally took over. . a remake that will be released next year.