Battlefield 1943 Shoots Up Previous Sales Records

July 24, 2009 Written by Kyle P.

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Battlefield 1943 has made quite a name for itself, these past few weeks. Gamers worldwide are loving the latest entry into the Battlefield series. So much so, that since the game’s initial release on July 8th, for both the PSN and XBL, a reported 600,000 copies have been sold. These figures make it the fastest day one and week one download-only game for both systems.

“We are honoured by the reception that the game has received so far,” says Gordon Van Dyke, producer of the game.

“Watching and participating in this non-stop multiplayer action has been a real treat for us and we can’t believe how fast our fans reached 43 million kills. We can now truly say that we have set a new standard for what can be done in the downloadable games category and gamers recognize the endless value that Battlefield 1943 provides for just $15.”

In an effort to spark competition and playtime, two days after release EA began the Coral Sea challenge, which pitted the players for the PS3 and 360 versions against each other, and see which platform could attain 43 million kills first. The winning platform received the Coral Sea map and an “Air Superiority game mode”. It took 360 owners only 5 days to achieve that high mark, while PS3 players took 8 days.

To see what all the hoopla about Battlefield 1943, read our review here.

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