Battlefield: Hardline Sales Top 1.43M Units First Week Worldwide

Battlefield: Hardline Sales Top 1.43M Units First Week Worldwide - Article

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 April 2015 / 15,866 Views

The Battlefield franchise has been around since 2002, with the first release of Battlefield 1942. The franchise has undergone several changes and the latest release, Battlefield: Hardline, is no exception. The focus of the game is robbers vs cops.

Despite the changes introduced in Battlefield: Hardline, and it not releasing during the holiday period, the game had a strong first week. It ended up selling 1,433,020 units worldwide at retail, according to the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart. Battlefield 4, by comparison, sold 2,505,204 units when it launched in October and November 2013.

Breaking down the Battlefield: Hardline sales by platform, the PlayStation 4 version was the top selling platform with sales of 759,286 units. The Xbox One version sold 473,860 units. The PlayStation 3 version sold 107,586 units, while the Xbox 360 version sold 66,535 units. Finally, the PC version sold 25,753 units.

When you break the game down by region, it has sold 679,093 units in the US and 423,475 units in Europe. Breaking down the sales in Europe even further, it sold 112,027 units in the UK, 81,359 units in Germany, and 69,772 units in France.

Battlefield: Hardline was developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts. The game is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. It launched in North America on March 17 and Europe on March 19.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments

darkenergy (on 17 April 2015)

Looks like it didn't flop like what most people predicted, it even surpass expectations in the UK.


Doublelime (on 17 April 2015)

BF3 sold 18 million units in total. BF4 10M, BF Hardline probably less than 4


Pirateogta (on 20 April 2015)

Biggest game of March!


Ruler (on 17 April 2015)

Seems EAs cashcow is going dry


Doublelime (on 17 April 2015)

actually BF4 was 12M, but still 6M less is a lot


super6646 (on 17 April 2015)

Battlefield 4 did 2.6 million, much worse than last year.


shikamaru317 (on 17 April 2015)

Battlefield Hardline is a spin-off though, I doubt that EA expected it to do as well as BF4.


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super6646 (on 17 April 2015)

It doesn't matter. I've heard that 30 times now, and spin-off or not it sold horribly compared to Battlefield 4. Oh and what about Bad company? It was a spin-off as well, but sold very well. This shouldn't be different.


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cpg716 (on 17 April 2015)

B4 came out during Holiday time.. Sorry. No game is going to match "holiday sales".. you can't compare it.. Also... that number is ONLY retail.. digital sales are NOT counted.. so we don't know the real numbers.. more and more people are buying digital nowadays.. Also. B4 came out in 2013.. not 2014.. it wasn't "last year"..


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alternine (on 17 April 2015)

Another million seller. Congratz Dice