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Battlefield 3 has become the fastest-selling videogame in EA's history, with ten million units leaving the publisher's distribution centres since last week's release. Half of those were picked up by gamers in the space of a few days.

EA confessed the high sales caught it off-guard and with so many gamers trying to access its servers, there have been numerous access and online play issues.

In a statement, EA assured the game-hungry hordes that it is "listening to consumer feedback and is making daily updates and improvements to ensure an optimal online experience for all".

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Meanwhile, developer Dice commented on multiplayer woes too, claiming on its blog that its server teams have been working round the clock to get the set-up running smoothly.

“We’ve deployed a number of server-side updates in our first week that have solved a number of the primary connectivity challenges, and have accelerated our roll-out of the number of hardcore servers,” it said.

You can find out what we thought about Battlefield 3 here on Reg Hardware.

While it most certainly rocks up with impressive artillery, Activision is preparing to shoot back in seven days' time with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. ®

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