Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo downloaded over 2 million times

"We couldn't be more thrilled to hear that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is already in the hands of almost 2½ million gamers, and it hasn't even shipped yet." That statement from Patrick Bach, Senior Producer on EA and DICE's eagerly awaited shooter, is doubly impressive when you realize that he's not talking about the PC version -- he's talking about the demo that was recently shared with Xbox Live and PlayStation Network users.

Having reached over two million downloads within a span of five days, the Bad Company 2 teaser is "on pace to become the fastest downloaded demo in EA history," at least according to the Big Company behind it. With the PC beta netting "hundreds of thousands" of sign-ups too, it seems the overt confidence isn't misplaced. But come March 2nd, will all those downloads translate to an impressive, post-Modern impact?

If there's one thing uglier than the console wars, it's the console war game ... wars.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.