The two FPS juggernauts, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 will generate over $1.4 Billion in revenue in the 4th quarter of 2011 analysts predict. This is 15% of total packaged videogame software sales in Q4.
The analysts also predict that Battlefield 3 will have 8 million copies sold worldwide this year... with Modern Warfare 3 receiving double, with 16 million copies sold globally.
However the analyst also feel that many gamers will end up buying both games, saying:
- "“I’d guess that around half of the console copies of Battlefield 3 will be bought by people who also buy Modern Warfare 3, so around 2 to 3 million will buy both."
Battlefield 3 will be released on October 25th and Modern Warfare 3 will be released on November 8th.
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