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Battlefield 3 sells 8 million, ships 12

Eric Brown announces new sales numbers at SF conference

EA's CFO Eric Brown has revealed that Battlefield 3 has sold over 8 million copies worldwide, shipping twelve million copies to retailers.

Speaking at the Baird Technology Conference in San Francisco, Brown highlighted the game's continuing healthy sales a month after launch, building on the firm base established by five million week one sales. EA are clearly hoping that this long tail will continue through the Christmas period.

Next month Battlefield 3 will receive its first map-pack update with a bundle of classic Battlefield maps from previous games in a download titled 'Back to Karkand'. Exact dates and pricing have not been announced.

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