As expected, the latest version of Battlefield is doing well in its first week of release
Published By: Ken Bock on October 24, 2016 07:39 am EST
Electronic Arts Inc.’s (NASDAQ:EA) Battlefield 1 is out now and it marks another major entry in the franchise. Even before its launch, the game had seen tremendous hype, and in an evitable comparison with this year’s Call of Duty, gamers were quick to declare Battlefield 1 the winner by a big lead.
That hype has translated only in strong sales. First week sales show that Battlefield 1 has sold nearly one million copies across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Since EA has not yet disclosed official numbers, we can take an estimate by looking at another source. Bf1stats.comis an online tracking website which shows how many players are currently playing on each platform, just like we had bf4stats.com and bfhstats.com for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline, respectively.
At the time of writing this article, there are 54K players on PC, 39K on Xbox One, and 37K on PlayStation 4. The 24-hour figure peak across all three platforms comes at 828,384 players. This figure could be even higher, but it should be near a million before Battlefield 1 finishes its first week. Even though the game has been available for many thanks to the Early Enlister edition, the actual release date was October 21.
Interestingly, there are more people playing on Sony’s console than on PC. A franchise like Battlefield which rose to popularity on PC should have seen higher number of players but instead even the Xbox One version has more users in peak hours than PC. It’s somewhat a situation similar to the those we witnessed in both Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline cases.