Battlefield 5 Had One Of The Worst Launches Of The Franchise
Battlefield 5 was one of the most highly-anticipated first-person shooters of 2018, with lots of people being more than ready to tackle the brand-new war epic from EA DICE.
However, VGChartz has estimated the number of copies sold within the first week of release, and it leaves a lot to be desired.
The website estimates that around 1,404,974 units (i.e physical copies of the game) were sold within the first two days of its release (check out the full weekly stats right here.)
So how does that compare to other Battlefield games?
Well, Battlefield 5 is apparently the fifth-highest-selling game in the franchise, outselling Battlefield: Bad Company 2 by a fraction.
Topping the chart is Battlefield 3 which sold 4.68m. On the other end of the scale is Battlefield: Bad Company, which got the least amount of first-week sales, with 0.44m.
Battlefield 5 released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on November 20, and received mixed reception from players.
Although some people couldn’t get enough of the game, others were left sadly disappointed.
Really want to like battlefield 5 but the bugs and issues i keep running into is pissing me off especially when a match finishes and i get a black screen..so I have to reload the game and hopefully be able to join my mates again…#Battlefield5 #BattlefieldV
— Syd (@x50squidxx) January 2, 2019
#battlefield5 is highly recommended in my books most satisfying game to use a sniper I’ve ever played
— Jamie and 97 others (@97_others) January 2, 2019
Battlefield 5′s overall sales are much better than its launch numbers.
In the UK, the game is still appearing in the sales charts, despite some seriously stiff competition from the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is top of the UK gaming all formats chart (it’s Wednesday today, remember )
the top 3 were also the best selling games of the year.
I’m glad the awesome Battlefield V is in the top 5 !
2 Switch exclusives in the top 10 pic.twitter.com/Cab6KMarFx
— Karl (@Kster91) January 2, 2019