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Raptr Reveals Data About the Battle Between Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3

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Posted on November 18, 2011 AT 03:23pm

THE BUZZ: Proving that the war between Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 3 and EA’s Battlefield 3 continues to rage, video game-focused social networking service Raptr has released some interesting stats about how the two games are being received by fans.

In terms of playtime, Modern Warfare 3 has come out on top so far. On their respective launch days, Xbox 360 owners spent 40% more time with MW3 (6.19 hours average) versus Battlefield 3 (4.45 hours average), and during their first weeks, MW3 (20.45 hours average) was still ahead of Battlefield 3 (17.37 hours average) by 17%.

As a result of that, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has accumulated more total playtime in its first week than Battlefield 3 did in its first three weeks.

However, all is not lost for Battlefield 3 fans. In Raptr’s opinion data, 81% of respondents had been more excited about the launch of Battlefield 3 than the launch of Modern Warfare 3, 92% considered DICE to be more innovative than Infinity Ward, and 58% thought Battlefield 3 had a bigger impact on the FPS genre than Modern Warfare 3 did.

EGM’s TAKE: Really, at the end of the day, what’s important is this—if you enjoy a game, that’s all that matters. No matter if you’re a Modern Warfare 3 fan, or if you’re a Battlefield 3 fan, or even if you’re a fan of both, if the games are giving you a fun, exciting, satisfying experience, then that’s what playing video games is all about.

No matter what games, consoles, handhelds, or genres you love, we all want the same thing—good games.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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