According to EA, Battlefield 3 garnered 3 million pre-orders by the day of its release. It is unknown at present whether these figures are worldwide or just for the US. The pre-order total makes it “the biggest first-person shooter launch in EA history”, according to the publisher. The engine is beautiful on the PC and very demanding of the partnering hardware.
Playable frame rates are achieved in the ever-demanding Battlefield 3. The GTX 670M’s 3GB of VRAM makes short work of a 1920×1080 resolution. Settings may have to be reduced to make online gaming smoother and more enjoyable as it tends to be more demanding.