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Battlefield 1 Sells an Estimated 3.46M Units First Week at Retail

Battlefield 1 Sells an Estimated 3.46M Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 November 2016 / 51,257 Views

The first-person shooter from Electronic Arts - Battlefield 1 - sold 3,464,779 units first week at retail on consoles, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending October 22.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 2,158,901 units sold (62%), compared to 1,164,294 units sold on the Xbox One (34%).  The game also sold 141,584 units on Windows PC (4%).


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 1,518,522 units sold (44%), compared to 1,238,646 units sold in Europe (36%). The game also sold 115,785 units in Japan (3%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 260,446 units in the UK, 254,185 units in Germany, and 136,030 units in France.

Here is how Battlefield 1' first week sales compare to other games in the franchise:

  1. Battlefield 3 - 4.68M
  2. Battlefield 1 - 3.46M
  3. Battlefield 4 - 2.59M
  4. Battlefield: Hardline - 1.48M
  5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - 1.39M
  6. Battlefield: Bad Company - 0.44M

Battlefield 1 released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on October 21.


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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12 Comments
barneystinson69 (on 15 November 2016)

Keep in mind bf1 only had 1 day of tracking. Bf3 had 3 days, so I expect a stronger 2nd week.

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TurboElder (on 16 November 2016)

What a flop. I'm glad that Call of Duty has once again humiliated this garbage.

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Slimebeast (on 15 November 2016)

So it didn't clearly outsell BF3? I don't believe that. Even if we include digital sales to these numbers it's not apparent that BF1 outsold BF3's opening of 4.68M.

I find that hard to believe because BF1 simply is a huge success and I have predicted this game will outsell this year's Call of Duty even.

Either this is a situation of undertracking or the digital sales were many million. I believe first week sales if we include all digital sales were close to 7 million.

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Nautilus Slimebeast (on 15 November 2016)

If Im not mistaken, its not a full week worth of tracking, just one.

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Nautilus Slimebeast (on 15 November 2016)

Day.Forgot to add that.

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Slimebeast Slimebeast (on 15 November 2016)

Nautilus, good point. Thanks for reminding of that. By how much would adding let's say the second and third day of sales increase the total number? To 5 million?

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Nautilus Slimebeast (on 15 November 2016)

Seeing that it misses to track Sunday(22th October is a saturday) and most of sales from the first week comes from the weekend as a whole(its when people usually have free time), its safe to assume it will, at very least, sell an extra 1 million in the next two or three days.So yeah, I believe it could reach, or get close enough, 5 million retail.Thats what I think.

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Slimebeast Slimebeast (on 15 November 2016)

5 million, cool. And if we add digital sales to that, what could it become? This is extremely hard to determine of course. But I'm gonna say 7 million.

Games like Battlefield and COD typically quadruple their first week sales in their lifetime, so 4 x 7 million = 28 million for BF1 and beating this year's COD is not out of the realm of possible.

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Nautilus Slimebeast (on 15 November 2016)

Well its not impossible, but thats a big assumption you are making.We need to see if Battlefield ends up having those same legs, if the digital Ratio is close to the one you are claiming, and most important of them all, that COD keeps on failing through the holiday(which probably will).I just think you are reaching a little with the 28 million.No Battlefield reached that number, and even though Battlefield 3 did more than 18 million(according to vgchartz) and 1 is doing better, its still a 10 million jump.But lets hope it does!It would be awesome to see COD fails and Activision finally taking the time to freshen up COD.

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jason1637 (on 15 November 2016)

With digital Bf3 did 5ml and EA said BF1 is selling better tjan 3 so it did 2.ml digitally

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Mike_L jason1637 (on 15 November 2016)

That could be PR bs though. They only said it was the biggest launch in Dice's history according to the number of hours spent in game.

I doubt they wouldn't mention sales numbers if it was indeed the best selling entry.

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jason1637 (on 15 November 2016)

With digital Bf3 did 5ml and EA said BF1 is selling better tjan 3 so it did 2.ml digitally

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