Battlefield 3 pre-orders at “a couple million”

Pre-orders of Battlefield 3 have reached “a couple million,” EA project manager Kevin O’Leary has revealed a week before the shooter’s launch.

Less than a month ago, that number stood at 1.5 million. That was ten times more than those of last year’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 which, at last count, went on to ship over 9 million copies worldwide.

Can’t get enough numbers? Developer DICE just revealed some stats from the beta, have a look here.

Battlefield 3 is out worldwide next week.