Battlefield 1 Off To A Flyer As First Weekend Sales Outdo BF4 And Hardline Combined

Written by Stuart Thomas on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 10:31 AM
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It seems Battlefield 1 has got off to a very tidy launch weekend. In fact, it’s managed to shift more units in a single weekend than Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline's respective launch weeks combined. The actual numbers playing Battlefield 1 are magnificent as well, peaking at almost 900,000 concurrent yesterday.

That’s over double achieved by Star Wars Battlefront in its own opening weekend, a game which went on to sell more than 14 million copies and counting. It’s safe to say EA and DICE have a hit on their hands.

In terms of most popular platforms, PlayStation 4 is edging it with a peak of 366,600 over the past 24 hours. And, despite EA jumping into bed with Microsoft for BF1, the Xbox One is behind on 277,300. PC players bring up the rear with a peak of 184,500. All three platforms have very healthy server populations then. Apart from PS4, truth be told, which has a current player count of zero. That’ll Sony’s trusty PlayStation Network in action.

I’ve been playing equal amounts of Battlefield 1 on both PC and PS4 and I haven’t really ran into any server issues just yet and not struggled to find to a game. From my limited viewpoint it appears as if Battlefield 1 isn’t running into any of the netcode issues which plagued BF4 at launch.

One last thing as well, because it doesn’t appear as if Battlefield 1 was the only winner this weekend. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI launched on PC on Friday and it’s been doing serious numbers. It’s peaked at at concurrent player count of 162,671, making it the third most popular game on the entirety of Steam. At long last something has finally pushed down Civ V.

What do you think then, does Battlefield 1 deserve its success? How was your first weekend with DICE's latest war epic?

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11:58 Oct-25-2016

it's brilliant, so well done and designed! I'm having issues where it'll just go black screen and I have to go into task manager to end it after about an hour which is a real shame, hopefully a fix will happen soon though.

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23:07 Oct-24-2016

This game is honestly great. Gives me huge flashback too World At War when im playing it and its really a blast. Had a few hickups here and there and they do need to fix some odd issues but nothing major yet. Only real problem I have with the game right now is that there are not enough maps.

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22:11 Oct-24-2016

I haven't had the time to invest into it that much yet, but I've played a few matches and have only had one issue where my gun would look down sights. Other than that, it runs great. And the best part, no stupid Battlelog.

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18:50 Oct-24-2016

I think it deserves the success, they did a good job. I think allot of it is people being sick of the BS COD has been bringing to the table. My roomy just got BF 1 and cannot stop playing and he had never had an interest in the games always playing COD but he is sick of what it has turned into. I got my own copy too even though I am not a huge FPS guy just because I love WW1. Not perfect but good.

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18:23 Oct-24-2016

saying bf1 was the best bf game ever cost me downvotes.. i will try now this and see what happens next:
bf hardline is best bf until dooms day

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18:35 Oct-24-2016

LOL DUDE :P

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19:10 Oct-24-2016

XDD

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17:38 Oct-24-2016

i didnt had any trouble with BF1... servers are stable anf MAAAAAAAAAAN do i enjoy the graphics its like a Rembrandt masterpiece..... #LOVEBF1

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12:15 Oct-24-2016

i am currently playing it and i can confirm that it deserves every penny. 10/10 in my opinion, although i found the singleplayer story a little bit short . otherwise #ripcod.

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10:57 Oct-24-2016

No bf1 server issues yea right. I have 30 ping and stable net connection and the server kicks me out of the game bcuz i dont have internet. Yea right ill buy the game.

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11:30 Oct-24-2016

I've had none tbf, but there will always be outliers

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11:33 Oct-24-2016

Either way i didnt enjoyed the beta

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19:14 Oct-24-2016

I dint understand the down votes. Some1 explain to me. I say i had a DC on day 1 of the beta and i didnt enjoyes thebeta. What i did wrong?

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20:22 Oct-24-2016

The beta is the beta because it still has issues that need discovering and resolving. That's the point of it.

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20:31 Oct-24-2016

ik, but why down votes when i didnt enjoyed the game?? Bf3 and Bf4 betas were so much better than this one.

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21:33 Oct-24-2016

chill bro ;) downvotes are just an expression for disagreement with an opinion . here have my vote :)
although you should try the game now that it's finished, probably you will change your mind.

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11:39 Oct-26-2016

try the game when is finished which means buy it. If i didn't liked the beta this means low chance to like it, but propably i'll like the finished product. However at this pirce im not giving my money to EA right now.

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10:42 Oct-24-2016

I so hope this outsells CoD:IW, it definitely deserves it. And would be an eye opener for Activision.


If I'd buy an FPS now, it would be BF1. But I'm just totally fed up with shooters currently :)

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13:41 Oct-25-2016

i think it will,no COD yet had so many haters before launch and this time a lot of haters are COD fans :D

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10:38 Oct-24-2016

best bf ever

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11:50 Oct-24-2016

Actually it is the second best Battlefield. Which is still great.
1- Battlefield 2 (91)
2- Battlefield 1942 (89)/Battlefield 3 (89)/Battlefield 1 (89)
3-Battlefield Bad Company 2 (87)
Source: Metacritic

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12:08 Oct-24-2016

when you said it is the second i expected you to tell me that bad company 2 was the best one not bf2
for me its :
1-bf1
2-bf3(close quarter and armored kill dlc++)
3-bf4 (last stand++)
4-bad company2
5-bf 2142

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12:12 Oct-24-2016

demolitionman26 was stating an opinion, not a fact. None of the Battlefields are factually the best.


Besides, we all know it's BF1942 =)

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12:14 Oct-24-2016

Also, I know this is totally counter to my point that 1942 is the best, but Metacritic scores don't take into account the progress of time. What was an 89 in 2002 might be a 60 by standards for an online shooter today.

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13:28 Oct-24-2016

yeah it is strange that bf 1942 takes the first spot

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