Battlefield 3 ships with 3m pre-orders

Battlefield 3 is launching with nearly 3 million pre-orders in the bag, EA’s announced today. That’s a bit of a bump from the last time we chatted about this; the number was said to be at “a couple million” just last week.

An update on the open beta’s figures is provided as well. Turns out over 9.5 million people downloaded the beta, not 8 as previously reported.

The game’s out in the US today, Thursday/Friday across Europe.