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Battlefield 2042 Reportedly Sold 4.23 Million Units in Launch Week

Battlefield 2042 Reportedly Sold 4.23 Million Units in Launch Week - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2021 / 1,679 Views

Battlefield 2042 has had a rocky launch with features missing that were in previous Battlefield titles and plenty of bugs. Electronic Arts is making changes at developer DICE as GM Oskar Gabrielson is leaving the company, while Respawn Etnertainment's Vince Zampella will be the new overall boss on the Battlefield franchise.

Journalist and insider Tom Henderson has reported launch week sales for Battlefield 2042 were 4.23 million units. These are reportedly internal figures from EA. This would mean Battlefield 2042 had the second biggest launch in franchise history with Battlefield 3 at number one with 4.68 million units sold.

Here are the figures from Henderson:

  1. Battlefield 3 - 4.68M
  2. Battlefield2042 - 4.23M
  3. Battlefield 1 - 3.46M
  4. Battlefield 4 - 2.59M
  5. Battlefield: Hardline - 1.48M
  6. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - 1.39M
  7. Battlefield: Bad Company - 0.44M

Battlefield 2042 is available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


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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11 Comments
Zippy6 (on 03 December 2021)

For massive franchises it doesn't seem to matter how good the game is. Whether it's Battlefield or Pokemon, the worst reviewed games still selling millions.

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gtotheunit91 Zippy6 (on 03 December 2021)

Too true. I've learned that through sports games especially

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scrapking Zippy6 (on 03 December 2021)

From what I recall, Battlefield 1 released in a less buggy and more complete state, with an excellent campaign. The fact that it was outsold by 2042 makes me sad. I take some solace that they've committed to adding more narrative to 2042 and to future Battlefield games again, as I thought the narrative in Battlefield 1 was pretty good from what I've played of it so far.

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VAMatt scrapking (on 05 December 2021)

The war stories stuff that they've done in the last couple of Battlefield games was pretty good. That's the only part of those games that I play.

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VAMatt Zippy6 (on 05 December 2021)

I don't disagree. But, what might the sales have been if the game reviewed well? Six million? Whatever the number, certainly some sales have been lost due to complaints about the game.

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SanAndreasX (on 03 December 2021)

Battlefield is one of those franchises where you fill a paper bag with shit, write "Battlefield" on the bag in Sharpie, and it will still sell millions.

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TheTitaniumNub (on 03 December 2021)

I believe me and just about everyone else on VGChartz had enough common sense to not buy it at launch.

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LivncA_Dis3 TheTitaniumNub (on 04 December 2021)

battlefield sucks well before it didnt!

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Angelus (on 03 December 2021)

Wonder how many of those people asked for a refund

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Jigsawx1 (on 04 December 2021)

I like the new Battlefield. The Firefights are really making alot of fun and overall the immersion and action during the game is awesome. I played through lvl 54 at the moment, after the weekend i will have all weapons, gadgets and vehicles so i can specialise on something.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 04 December 2021)

a trashy game like that dont deserve that many sales haha

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