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Battlefield 3 tops 1.25m pre-orders

Around 1.25m consumers have put down pre-orders for EA’s upcoming FPS Battlefield 3, says CFO Eric Brown. He announced the milestone at the Citi 2011 Tech Conference yesterday, reports Gamasutra. "To date we have about 1.25m pre-orders on Battlefield 3, so it’s still well ahead of its predecessor title, Battlefield: …

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No premium online service for Battlefield 3

EA will not charge users for Battlefield 3’s Battlelog network unlike Activision’s Call of Duty Elite which includes a paid-for service. The latter allows players to access the online service for free but also charges 34.99 per year for an upgraded version. This includes 20 pieces of DLC over nine …

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BF3 named best of Gamescom 2011

GAMESCOM: Battlefield 3 has picked up the ‘Best of Gamescom’ award in Cologne as voted for by a panel of industry professionals and members of the media. It leads a group of seven other picks of the trade show including PlayStation Vita as Best Hardware and FIFA 12 as Best …

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EA’s Battlefield 3 marketing campaign is working

Amazon has announced that pre-orders for EA’s Battlefield 3 are currently tracking at 2,302 per cent above Battlefield 2. It’s an early vindication of the time and money EA has already put into its marketing activity. It seems that the risk of going so early with the hugely expensive FA …

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EA hopes to resolve issues with Steam

Electronic Arts has said it wants to "work out an agreement" with Valve that will see its games return to the Steam download service. Sources have previously told MCV that the ongoing disagreement between EA and Steam derives from the publisher’s decision to sell DLC for its games exclusively through …

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OPINION: Steam battle heats up

MCV’s 2010 expos on the frustrations retailers had with Valve’s Steam service was one of our most talked about stories last year. And it turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg.It’s no surprise to hear EA wants its own stake in downloads.Using a tentpole release for the …

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Industry goes to war with Steam

Excitement for Battlefield 3 could see Steam dethroned from its leading place in digital distribution.MCV can reveal that the FPS will be available to download from pretty much every PC platform going – except Valve’s kingpin service. US retailer GameStop has already confirmed Battlefield 3 will be sold on its …

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No Battlefield 3 for Steam, says GameStop

The splintered relationship between Electronic Arts and Valve appears to have worsened, with Gamestop now claiming that Battlefield 3 will be blocked from Steam. The upcoming EA DICE shooter will be available digitally on other platforms, including Gamestop’s, an unnamed executive at retailer also said. Financial research firm Baird recently …

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GameStop sales to hit $1.5bn in 2014

US games retail giant GameStop is expected to reach revenues of $1.5bn in 2014 due to an increased digital push. Financial research firm Baird predicts sales volume from GameStop properties will grow from $500m this year, with a growth rate of 50 per cent each year going forwards. It came …

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