Battlefield 2042 Reportedly Sold 4.23 Million Units in Launch Week - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2021 / 3,363 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:
- Battlefield 3 - 4.68M
- Battlefield2042 - 4.23M
- Battlefield 1 - 3.46M
- Battlefield 4 - 2.59M
- Battlefield: Hardline - 1.48M
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - 1.39M
- Battlefield: Bad Company - 0.44M
Battlefield 2042 is available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Week 1 sales:— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) December 3, 2021
Battlefield 3 - 4.68M
Battlefield 1 - 3.46M
Battlefield 4 - 2.59M
Battlefield: Hardline - 1.48M
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - 1.39M
Battlefield: Bad Company - 0.44M#Battlefield2042 - 4.23M
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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.
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.
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.
I believe me and just about everyone else on VGChartz had enough common sense to not buy it at launch.
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.