Electronic Arts' DICE-developed Battlefield 1943
has sold over 600,000 copies digitally via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network since its July 8th launch, the company announced today.
According to EA, this makes the game the fastest selling day one and week one download-only game worldwide on Xbox Live Marketplace, and also the fastest selling day one and week one download-only game on the PlayStation Network in North America.
Set in World War II, multiplayer first-person shooter Battlefield 1943
allows for up to 24 players o compete across four different battlefield maps: Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and the recently-unlocked Coral Sea, all inspired by predecessor Battlefield 1942
and redesigned with DICE's Frostbite engine.
The Xbox Live community unlocked Coral Sea by reaching the goal of 43 million kills in 5 days, while the PlayStation Network community achieved it in 8 days.
"We are honored by the reception that the game has received so far," says producer Gordon Van Dyke. "Watching and participating in this non-stop multiplayer action has been a real treat for us and we can’t believe how fast our fans reached 43 million kills."
The game is priced at $15 on both services - which amounts to 1600 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live. Demand was so strong for the title that there were notable online server problems
in its first few days on sale.