The two FPS juggernauts, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 will generate over $1.4 Billion in revenue in the 4th quarter of 2011 analysts predict. This is 15% of total packaged videogame software sales in Q4.
The analysts also predict that Modern Warfare 3 will have 16 million copies sold worldwide this year... with Battlefield 3 only receiving half, with 8 million copies sold globally.
However the analysts also feel that many gamers will end up buying both games, saying:
- "“I’d guess that around half of the console copies of Battlefield 3 will be bought by people who also buy Modern Warfare 3, so around 2 to 3 million will buy both."
Modern Warfare 3 will be released on November 8th and Battlefield 3 will be released on October 25th.