EA: Battlefield 3 pre-orders over 'a couple million,' 8 million played beta

Battlefield 3 has surpassed 'a couple million' pre-orders, far outpacing Battlefield: Bad Company 2, according to EA. Gamasutra noted the stat from a recent appearance by EA Project Manager Kevin O'Leary on FOX Business (clip may take several minutes to load).

The official Battlefield Blog also posted an infographic, which states 8.1 million players participated in the controversial Battlefield 3 beta. Click on the gallery below to check it out or grab the mega-sized version from EA.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.