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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sets new March sales record

EA title sells over 2.3m to become best-selling March release to date

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has become the best-selling March release on record in North America and Europe after shifting over 2.3 million copies.

According to EA's DICE, over 2.9 million hours have been played online in one 24 hour period, and the game has logged 230,000 peak concurrent-users.

81 billion points have been earned in online multiplayer sessions and 43 million weapons and gadgets have been unlocked.

"We are so thrilled with the success of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sales and fan response. In the first 48 hours we had such a tremendous rush to multiplayer gameplay that our servers experienced overwhelming demand. This is a testament to the massive response players have had worldwide for the extraordinary action experienced in the Battlefield sandbox," said Karl Magnus Troedsson, executive producer for the Battlefield franchise.

"DICE and EA have brought more servers online. We now have enough capacity to handle all BFBC2 connections seamlessly and we continue to monitor online play daily."

The game is already the fastest selling of 2010 so far in the UK, having snatched the title from Sega's Aliens vs Predator upon its release at the start of March.

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