Battlefield 3 is the biggest EA launch, 5 million sold in first week

It's official, Battlefield 3 is the biggest EA launch yet. So far it has managed to sell over 5 million units worldwide in just a week of being on the market. It is the fastest selling EA game ever, and the biggest launch in EA history. Battlefield 3 players have already commited 73 million savior kills, destroyed 67 million vehicles and performed 48 million player revives.  

“From Tokyo to Los Angeles, Sydney to London, millions of fans have been playing all weekend long — we are overwhelmed by the global response to Battlefield 3,” said Patrick Soderlund, EVP of the EA.

“It is extremely gratifying to deliver an entertainment experience that delights our fans, and to have the opportunity to introduce new people to the franchise. Already, we are seeing unprecedented play times and online activity which is very rewarding. This launch solidifies Battlefield as a leading entertainment brand.”

The Battlefield franchise has now crossed the 50 million threshold, and shows no signs of stopping. Look for more BF3 coverage on Gaming Reality in the near future.