Electronic Arts' massive shooter just keeps on selling.

CFO Eric Brown announced during today's Baird Technology Conference in San Francisco the game has now sold 8 million copies to date. This is up from the 5 million EA sold during the game's first week on sale in late October.

Brown continued to say the publisher has now shipped 12 million copies of Battlefield 3. It shipped 10 million in the first week for comparison. A per platform breakdown of sales was not provided.


DLC has become a staple of modern day gaming. For those unfamiliar with the term, it stands for downloadable content. Nowadays, it isn't a surprise to see an announcement of a new map pack for your shooters, or more quests for your RPG's, or more levels for your real time strategy games. Most of the time, the quality of the DLC equals that of the game on the disc. So why isn't this content on the disc when you buy it? It's hard for me to believe that the concepts for the DLC, specifically map packs for shooters, were formulated too late to be on the disc. Games should not have DLC, because when I pay $60, I'm expecting a full game. Not half of the entire package. 
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