Pre-Orders Near 3 Million for Battlefield 3 by Launch Day

If you live in the US, Battlefield 3 is now available at your local game retailer and if you didn’t pre-order the game, it looks like you’re in the minority, as Electronic Arts has released information today that indicates pre-order numbers clocked in close to 3 million.

EA didn’t confirm whether these figures are worldwide or just based off of statistics in the United States, but one thing is definite: Battlefield 3 will be a huge success for DICE. You may recall that it was only last week that the company announced that the game’s pre-order numbers where somewhere in the 2 million range, so it looks like a lot of people waited until the last minute to reserve their copy.

It will be interesting to see how these numbers stack up to the franchise’s competitor Modern Warfare 3, which is set to launch in just a couple of weeks.

Battlefield 3 is available today in North America and will arrive in the UK this Friday.