Battlefield 1943 Breaks Records with 600,000 Sales

By Nick Breckon, Jul 23, 2009 11:31am PDT EA DICE today announced that its downloadable multiplayer shooter Battlefield 1943 broke records by selling 600,000 copies since its July 8 launch.

1943 became the fastest-selling Xbox Live game on its opening day, and broke the record for first-week sales as well. It also set similar records for the PlayStation Network in North America.

The brisk sales meant that the community's unlocking of the Coral Sea map, a goal set at 43,000,000 total recorded kills for each platform, came ridiculously fast on Xbox Live, having been accomplished after just six days on Xbox Live.

"We are honored by the reception that the game has received so far," said EA 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."

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