Battlefield 3 Loses $2,000,000 in Launch-Day Sales to Pirates

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 7 years ago '11        #1
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Jesszman 2209 heat pts2209
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Battlefield 3 Loses $2,000,000 in Launch-Day Sales to Pirates
 

 
It's no secret that the Battlefield 3 PC experience is better overall than that of the console versions. This is to be expected, as DICE built the PC version first, scaling back features and other elements so the title could perform on admittedly-weaker consoles. For instance, the PC version of Battlefield 3 supports massive 64-player combat, with gigantic sized maps to accommodate this. But the console versions support just 24-players, with the smaller map sizes reflecting a much different experience. There's also a noticeable differences in graphics, with some reporting that the reduced texturing on far-off players can make it hard to zero on a target, as well as some other problems which make the PC version the preferred experience for those who can run it.

I'm not trying to insinuate that console gamers are getting a bum deal, that's just the price you pay for running the game on your $200 console as opposed to a dedicated $1000 gaming rig. However, you think the PC community would be more supportive of the fact that they get the best version of the game, and not immediately run out and start torrenting the thing on launch day.


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Already, a working crack of Battlefield 3 is running rampant on torrent hubs such as ThePirateBay.org, with over 30,000 people actively leeching the game from peers. With the full release of the game retailing for $60, that's just about $2,000,000 in lost sales to piracy on just the first day. Of course, it's a leap of faith to a.ssume these pirates would've purchased the game if not for this crack, though it's obvious DICE can't be happy with these cheapskates happily pilfering their latest blockbuster.

Luckily, the cracked version of the game only gives access to the single player campaign, and it seems unlikely a multiplayer crack will be found given that EA's new Origin system is required to play online. Then again, many of those pirating the game claim to be doing so due specifically due to EA's controversial Origin requirements, with the content delivery service's EULA once stating that EA has to right to collect third-party information from users to share with potential vendors (this section has since been revised).

Neither EA nor DICE has personally commented on the piracy, though with Battlefield 3 already on track to sell millions, these 30,000 or so pirates may be nothing more than an annoyance.

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87 comments for "Battlefield 3 Loses $2,000,000 in Launch-Day Sales to Pirates"

 7 years ago '04        #2
erickonasis 21 heat pts21
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LOL...i like the game but its good to see EA lose money

Chevy Rider lost
 7 years ago '04        #3
latin_linx 349 heat pts349
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PC version was leaked last Wednesday crack drop on Friday
 10-26-2011, 07:59 AM         #4
SeaJaiye 
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battlefield lost
 7 years ago '07        #5
celphtitled 2 heat pts
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all games lost you dumbasses
 7 years ago '06        #6
ChevyBrah 216 heat pts216
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 erickonasis said:
LOL...i like the game but its good to see EA lose money

Chevy Rider lost
ummm i bought the game...for the 360...its the non having job a.ss people that did not buy it thus thats why the economy is sh*t thussss america lost!!!!!!!


same sh*t will happen to mw3 in fact they will lose more cause they have a bigger fan base and thus losing more money than ea so....cod lost
 7 years ago '05        #7
aKtIvItY! 
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How did they lose that money? Who is to say these people would have bought the game if it wasnt possible to pirate it? Do you people not think before you post?
 7 years ago '08        #8
Arson 84 heat pts84
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33,000 copies? that's not even 10% of what this game will post in the NPD charts so who gives a fu*k.
 7 years ago '08        #9
King Jackson 87 heat pts87
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 Arson said:
33,000 copies? that's not even 10% of what this game will post in the NPD charts so who gives a fu*k.
The developers give a sh*t I would a.ssume
 7 years ago '04        #10
D. Norman 6 heat pts
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the game sucks n e ways
 7 years ago '11        #11
Jesszman 2209 heat pts2209 OP
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 aKtIvItY! said:
How did they lose that money? Who is to say these people would have bought the game if it wasnt possible to pirate it? Do you people not think before you post?
i posted the article, didn't write it.
 7 years ago '06        #12
coolio 57 heat pts57
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that's a stupid article since the same thing can be said about every other game that exists
 7 years ago '06        #13
ChevyBrah 216 heat pts216
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 MumblesDaHumble said:
Oh stfu. I bet your dumbass downloads music illegally.


I like when goofs like this guy speak. Anyways I bought this game on the 360 also.
i download free mixtapes..in which is very legal soooo G T F O H !!!!!!!!! BOOM GOT YA... CANT SEE MEEEEEE
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 7 years ago '09        #14
ImAMonster 418 heat pts418
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This games MP is mad easy lol. In the two games I've played, I've been at the top of the scoreboard...

WTF...My hud went away..smh v_v Glitches already only 3 games in smh.


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 7 years ago '06        #15
ChevyBrah 216 heat pts216
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 ImAMonster said:
This games MP is mad easy lol. In the two games I've played, I've been at the top of the scoreboard...
You play on normal or hardcore??? if normal then that sh*t doesnt count plussss you have to wait a good week or 2 to see more skilled players...the people who are playing now are noobs that just run around everywhere!!!
 7 years ago '09        #16
ImAMonster 418 heat pts418
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 chevyrida6 said:
You play on normal or hardcore??? if normal then that sh*t doesnt count plussss you have to wait a good week or 2 to see more skilled players...the people who are playing now are noobs that just run around everywhere!!!
Well duh. Everyone is a noob as soon as the game comes out...:/...And it doesn't matter if I play hardcore or not. It'd prob. be easier for me to play hardcore since a lot of times when I shoot an enemy, they won't die but if I get shot, I get k!lled before I get to cover anyways. But, To answer your question, I've been playing on normal but I'm only 3 games in sooo...
 7 years ago '06        #17
servesurite 42 heat pts42
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game is a.ss, glad its losing

 7 years ago '04        #18
killadre 230 heat pts230
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Wish I was able to get it Free...
 7 years ago '05        #19
PhI|0z0pH3r 72 heat pts72
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I always hated the argument that one download instantly equals one sale. Its a retarded fu*king argument. Maybe half of those might of been potential buys if that.
 7 years ago '06        #20
Game375 48 heat pts48
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I bought on ps3 but I'd like that crack to demo this greatness on pc
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