Internal EA estimates are placing Battlefield 3 at “close to 3 million pre-sales” as of yesterday.
These latest figures make the game the “biggest first-person shooter launch in EA history”, according to the publisher.
Battlefield 3 launches in the US today, while Europe gets the game this Friday. Reviews so far average the game at around 93 percent on Metacritic, although those scores are based on the PC version. As for the console version, based on the reviews so far it may end up averaging at around just under 90 percent.
Most reviews point out that the game has an excellent multiplayer mode, with the single player campaign mostly being described as unimaginative and uninspiring.
We will bring you our own review on Battlefield 3 very soon.
You can order Battlefield 3 on PS3 (Normal/Limited Edition), Xbox 360 (Normal/Limited Edition) and PC (Normal/Limited Edition).