Here, we take a look at the two gaming series, Battlefield and Call of Duty, head to head in an update timeline of the hist... ory of their game releases. It's far more likely that Battlefield 3 could end up on more systems via freely distributed copies. Call of Duty has dabbled in near-future warfare before, but this time, it’s really going all out to provide an out of this world experience. Battlefield and Call of Duty – the biggest, bloodiest shooters on the market - are constantly competing with each other over hardcore shooting fans' love, dedication and money. "I think it's reasonable to assume that Call of Duty will peak eventually, but to pass Call of Duty, Battelfield would have to sell 25 million units (at last year's Call of Duty rate), or Call of Duty would have to decline. Each weapon has its own set of mods as well. Thanks for taking part! ", Finally, Pidgeon noted that Call of Duty has another weapon in its arsenal that hasn't been widely taken into account in revenue discussions: the Elite subscription service. Battlefield vs Call of Duty Timeline. He argued that the only hope EA has of … This also means that even though Battlefield 3 has not dented Modern Warfare 3 sales significantly, EA has definitely managed to increase its share of the shooter opportunity overall. With the Frostbite 3 engine, DICE delivers an intense modern combat experience. 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In Battlefield, it is possible to sneak around to the side of a firefight and take pot shots at targets from a very secure and safe position. With the recent reveals of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield 5, we thought we'd spar the 2 franchises against each other. An avid player of both Call of Duty and Battlefield, he offers an unbiased take on the latest in this long-standing rivalry. BATTLEFIELD VS, CALLDUTY OF TIMELINE 2002 System PC PC ce no BATTLEFIELD Worldwide sales (number of units) Battlefield: 1942 Setember 2002 DICE Rating: 89% 2.07M Game Title Release Date Developer Meta Critic Rating 2003 .640M РC РСеввом BATTLEFIELD 1942 PC CALL DUTY PC Battlefield 1942: Road to Rome BATTLEFIELD February … For years, the rivals have tried to outdo each other with spectacular explosions and frenetic gunplay. The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is ready for release on November 8th. Rating: 90 5M First week visual ly Sources: VGChartz, IGN, Junar дуЯ ECOMPANY. For more information, go here. "I think Battlefield 3 can continue to expand particularly on the PC, and that also gives EA greater reach in markets with negligible console penetration," he argued. Upgraded graphics naturally provide the first glimpse of annual development. M2 Research's Billy Pidgeon suggested that EA can reap further rewards in the future by focusing on one of Battlefield's key strength - its strong PC presence. Quentyn Kennemer. Personally, I don't see Battlefield 4 overthrowing CoD in sales.Call of Duty is just too well-established among console games. The 10 most popular stories of the day, delivered at 5pm UK time. But its multiplayer issues -- especially on the Xbox One -- still leave Battlefield 4 behind Activision's Call of Duty. "Enabled by aggressive retailer trade-in sweeteners and the well timed release schedule, gamers have been able to enjoy both of these titles for not much more than the cost of a single game," he said. If you've played these franchises before, then you're familiar with the difference in gameplay between Battlefield and Call of Duty. All Rights Reserved. Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter agreed that Battlefield hasn't dented Call of Duty's sales, but has been a big success for EA nonetheless. Call of Duty vs Battlefield – which is actually better? On the Call of Duty front, the rumors are true and the developers planned from the beginning of Black Ops 4's development to do something different than a traditional story campaign. "Activision Blizzard leads the way here with CoD Elite and will, I believe, enjoy better online engagement as a result. "I don't think it's 'doable' that Battlefield will become the best-selling game of all time, since in order for that to happen, Battlefield would have to build as large and vibrant a multiplayer community as Call of Duty currently has. On the Call of Duty series, it goes from the original self-titled series game, released in 2003, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Black Ops - all the way up until the expected release of COD MW3. Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter agreed that Battlefield hasn't dented Call of Duty's sales, but has been a big success for EA nonetheless. While Call of Duty WW2’s multiplayer is an artful shooter slopped with wartime aesthetics, Battlefield 1’s scale captures the truly manic state of all-out war. Screen Digest's Piers Harding-Rolls explained that though Battlefield 3 hasn't taken a significant number of sales away from Activision, it has successfully increased EA's share of the shooter market. Fred Dutton was Eurogamer's US news editor, based in Washington DC. 5 Over 5 million copies of the game were sold in the first week which makes it "the fastest-selling game in EA's history." With both games now on shelves and early sales figures in (Battlefield 3 did five million in a week, Modern Warfare 3 did more than 6.5 million in a day), a number of industry analysts have offered Eurogamer their thoughts on just how that strategy is panning out. By that logic, Battlefield will pass Call of Duty only if Call of Duty falters.". Black Ops 4 is putting more focus on weapon mods and functionality in an attempt to make their guns more detailed and realistic than before in the Call of Duty's near-future set games. Battlefield will probably be EA's biggest game this year, so I'm sure that EA is happy.". "As for the Battlefield franchise overtaking Call of Duty, anything is possible. "If a fifth of the 6.5 million units sold on day one were accompanied by Premium Elite sales, for instance, that would be about the equivalent of an additional million units in revenue.". Over 9 million users playing the Beta in September before the release. Battlefield strives for realism with its gameplay mechanics, whereas Black Ops 4 is more of a run-and-gun shooter.In Battlefield V, weapons bob up and down as your character breathes heavily, you'll have to account for recoil when shooting some of the primitive weapons and mastering flight takes hours of practice. The Battlefield and Call Of Duty franchises both uploaded their reveal trailers last week for the latest titles in their respective series and put simply it looks like Battlefield 1 is going to absolutely dominate in sales. "The released unit and revenue numbers don't represent the full retail impact of Modern Warfare 3, as these don't include numbers for Premium Elite sales, which should be considerable," he said. Battlefield 4, armed with EA’s Frostbite 3 engine, strikes first blood against Call of Duty: Ghosts. Call of Duty might not be as much of a sausage fest anymore thanks to the new female soldiers, but Battlefield 4 still outdoes Infinity Ward's shooter … But it makes you wonder if it even make sense anymore. Sniping in CS is also typically much riskier than in Battlefield due to the size of the environments. He went on to argue that going forward, Activision will retain the upper hand by offering customers greater value and long term engagement. Never miss a thing. The Call of Duty franchise is a series of video games published by Activision. Fans of the COD series have been consistently forewarning developers that they need to stop going more into […] No part of this site or its content may be reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder. Call of Duty BO4 Credit: Brian Mazique - EA/Activision Battlefield V and COD BO4 have their positives, so owning both is ideal, but it may not be realistic or practical for many. He argued that the only hope EA has of taking the FPS crown is if Activision drops the ball. Did you work on this visual? This site © 2020 Gamer Network Limited, a ReedPop company. Battlefield is a first-person shooter by EA. Will that translate into a sale disparity this fall? Quick Run n’ Gun Action – Call of Duty Wins. Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. But even if Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare does beat Battlefield 1 in the sales stakes - and make no mistake about it, Infinite Warfare is a very good game - the future looks rosy for EA and DICE. He mentioned Fortnite, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Red Dead Redemption 2 as titles that ate away at Battlefield 5's sales to some degree. Comments for this article are now closed. "The new measurement of success for these titles is their longevity enabled through online play and ongoing engagement with gamers over a period of months," he argued. "The numbers were what I expected. Barely a month has passed in the last year without EA reiterating its intent for Battlefield to steal a significant share of the FPS market from Activision's Call of Duty, and in the long term to eventually overtake it. On the release date of Battlefield 3 in the USA, EA announced that pre-orders nearly hit 3 million which makes it the biggest launch in the history of EA. The best-selling game in the series is Black Ops, first released in 2010. BATTLEFIELD VS, CALLDUTY OF TIMELINE 2002 System PC PC ce no BATTLEFIELD Worldwide sales (number of units) Battlefield: 1942 Setember 2002 DICE Rating: 89% 2.07M Game Title Release Date Developer Meta Critic Rating 2003 .640M РC РСеввом BATTLEFIELD 1942 PC CALL DUTY PC Battlefield 1942: Road to Rome BATTLEFIELD February 2003 1942 DICE Rating: 84% SECRET WEAPONS .48M Call of Duty: October 2003 Infinity Ward Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWI September 2003 Rating: 91% DICE Rating: 79% 2004 PC PC CALL OUTY UNIEU OFFENSIVE 1O BATTIFFIELD VieINAM 4.28M 1.22M PE ACIVBON Battlefield: Vietnam March 2004 Call of Duty: United Offensive September 2004 Gray Matter Rating: 87% DICE Rating: 84% Xbox CALL DUTY PS2 INISINOUR GC Call of Duty: Finest Hour PC PC November 2004 Spark Unlimited Rating: 76% BATTLEFIELD 2005 1.27M 2.3M Battlefield 2 June 2005 CALL DUTY2 PC Xbox DICE MAC PC 3.52M PS2 Rating: 91% 360 360 BATTLEFIELD2 PC PC 12 FA Xbox CALL DUTY2 Battlefield 2: BALTLEFIELD Call of Duty 2 October 2005 Modern Combat PS2 October 2005 GC DICE Infinity Ward Rating: 80% Rating: 89% Battlefield 2: Special Forces Call of Duty 2: Big Red One November 2005 November 2005 DICE Rating: 77% Treyarch Rating: 87% 2006 Xbox CALL DUTY3 360 5.67M PS2 PC PS3 Wii 2142 BATTLEFIELD Call of Duty 3 November 2006 Treyarch Rating: 82% EA Battlefield 2142 October 2006 DICE Rating: 80% 1.79M PSP 2007 CALL DUTY ROADS TO VICTORY 18.23M ACIMBON Call of Duty 2: Roads to Victory March 2007 PC MAC Amaze 360 CALL DUTYA Rating: 64% PS3 MOOERN WARFARE Wii Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare November 2007 Infinity Ward Rating: 94% 2008 13.87M 1.85M 360 PS2 PlayStation.2 PC PS3 360 CALL DUTY CALL DUTY PS3 WORLD AT WAR WORLD AT WAR Wii 2.5M BATTLEFIELD Battlefield: Call of Duty: World At War Bad Company Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts November 2008 June 2008 DICE November 2008 Rating: 84% Treyarch Rating: 85% Treyarch Rating: 65% 2009 iOS CALEDUTY PC heroes 22.65M Call of Duty: Battlefield Heroes World at War: June 2009 Zombies DICE November 2009 Ideaworks Rating: 78% Rating: 69% PC 360 35M PS3 360 CAHTY MODERN WARA PS3 Wii BATLEFIELD MODENN WARFARE IM+ Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: November 2009 Battlefield 1943 July 2009 DICE Mobilized November 2009 n-Space Rating: 73% Infinity Ward Rating: 94% Rating: 83% 2010 PC 360 PS3 BATTLEFIELD UTHMPANYT 26.3M ios 6.1M Battlefield: PC PC 360 RATTLEFIELD Bad Company 2 March 2010 360 PS3 CALL-DUTY DICE PS3 EPAME Rating: 88% BLACK OPS Wii DS Battlefield: Call of Duty: Black Ops Bad Company 2: Vietname November 2010 December 2010 reyarch Rating: 87% DICE Rating: 88% 2011 PC PC 360 360 PS3 BATTLEFTELD PS3 CALL-DUTY iOS Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 October 2011 DICE November 2011 Infinity Ward Sledgehammer Rating: ? The epic battle between Call of Duty and Battlefield for your first-person shooter dollars doesn't always have a clear winner. "This has helped in expanding the market significantly in the opening weeks from launch. Pachter went on to suggest that EA's pre-release bluster was just that, and that the publisher never really anticipated toppling Call of Duty. 28 Nov 2018 Modern Mayhem Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. "To the extent that EA can maximise the PC base for Battlefield 3, ideally with free-to-play, pay per session and other low friction business models, Battlefield 3 could definitely increase overall share. Call of Duty and Battlefield games also are vastly different, and cater to different types of players. If you miss 100 times, it's generally not a big deal. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. They proved they could do in all of their previ… Battlefield 1 vs Infinite Warfare – Graphics The reason is bc I play the multiplayer team death match. This timeline covers games in the two series from the beginning, from Battlefield:1942 to Battlefield 2: Modern Combat to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 up until the most recent release of that game, Battlefield 3, which sold just 5 million in its first week after it was released in October 2011. The first Call of Duty game was a World War II shooter aptly named Call of Duty and was released back in 2003. With Call of Duty, you can jump straight back into the action within seconds. This is a stretch, as the Call of Duty community is unprecedented in its size and allegiance. I'm not sure that EA really expected to impact Call of Duty at all, they just want their share of a really big market. CoD is a faster-paced experience with smaller maps, making for a reflex-based shooter offering. It's possible, if not likely, that Battlefield 3 could outsell Modern Warfare 3. As for the first Battlefield game, it's Battlefield 1942, released in 2002; same setting but different formats as 1942 was more multiplayer-focused. From a UK perspective, BF3 sold less than half as many copies as FIFA 12 managed in the same time period, and is way behind the total amassed by Call of Duty: Black Ops' own week one sales. 'Battlefield' vs 'Call of Duty' is a long-running rivalry that still rages today. As such both companies will be happy - as will the retailers.". When it comes to quick run n’ gun action, Call of Duty will always take the action. “Battlefield” and “Call of Duty” are two franchises going in opposite directions. I play MW3, I’ve been told battlefield is better, I still play MW3. There is no single player story campaign in COD for the first time this year though Treyarch tell us that it's just something they've already done and that wouldn't meet their own and fan expectations here. Battlefield V vs. Claim credit. Both game series have started as PC games only, moving to other platforms with releases to Xbox, Playstation 2, Gamecube, Xbox 360, iOS, Playstation 3 and the Wii. Perks (pick 10 system) and point streaks remain the same. "This helps these titles to continue to sell and to maintain their ASP, to shift large volumes of DLC and to maintain a user base ready for the next major iteration. The entire multiplayer experience is powered by adrenaline. DICE's debut of Battlefield 1 and Activision's premiere of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare got very different reactions this week. At this point EA appears around a year behind with regards to its online strategy for Battlefield.". 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