Modern Warfare 3 Won’t Be Beaten By Battlefield 3
“Call of Duty’s mass market production value is enormous, and online play could take a meaningful step forward this iteration, with the introduction of a premium online experience with Beachhead,” Hickey told NowGamer.
“Conversely, Battlefield 3 is generating significant market buzz, compliments of an emerging super power franchise and the mega-marketing arm of Electronic Arts. And while we do not expect the game to challenge Call of Dutys holiday dominance this year, a strong showing could disrupt market share trends through the remainder of the current console cycle.”
Sales would be upwards of 6.4 million units for Battlefield 3 during the last quarter of 2011 added Hickey, while Modern Warfare 3 could achieve nearer 23 million in the same period, generating $1.1 billion.
It’s early days though, with both games set to prove their mettle over the coming months – first stop? E3 in a couple of weeks. Check out our visual comparison between the two games while you wait for the show to start.