6.3 million active players in Battlefield 3

EA and DICE’s 2011 Call of Duty challenger, Battlefield 3, currently has 6.3 million active players; that’s how many people played the game this March, the publisher said on their recent earnings call.

Battlefield 3 had a record year, establishing itself as one of EA’s premier game services and in the process successfully took share in the growing first-person shooter market,” it was said.

Furthermore, CEO John Riccitiello said to expect “exciting new developments for the Battlefield franchise as fiscal year 2013 progresses.”

We can only assume he’s talking about something other than the already-announced DLC multiplayer expansions for Battlefield 3.