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Battlefield 1943 launch stats revealed

Over 5 million kills made in popular EA shooter in its first day online

The launch of Battlefield 1943, while problematic in terms of server performance, has still proven hugely popular with gamers, with over 5 million kills having taken place in its first day online.

The game, the latest in the shooter franchise from EA DICE, was originally launched on July 8 but demand for online games crippled the servers just 24 hours into the title's life.

But following the introduction of additional servers the game's performance increased, allowing more games to be played.

According to DICE's Gordon Van Dyke almost 30 years of gameplay had already been completed by midday on Sunday July 12 - inside of four days online - on the Xbox 360 platform alone.

The title, also available on the PlayStation Network, costs GBP 9.99 for the PlayStation 3 and 1200 MS points (GBP 10.20) on Xbox Live.

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