Five Million Die in First Day of Battlefield 1943

The fourth Coral Sea map for Battlefield 1943 will unlock after 43 million kills are achieved. After just one day of fighting, the community was more than 10 percent of the way there.

That's one of the fun facts Gordon Van Dyke of DICE dropped in a a forum post updating Battlefield's response to overwhelming first-day demand. They've added plenty of server capacity, he says, so the issues should be well behind the game. Another stat: The first day of playing on Xbox 360 saw more than 29 years of gameplay completed.

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calculates it'll take about two weeks to unlock that map on the 360, with the PS3 and PC following comparably. That is, if everyone continues to pitch in and does his or her part for victory.

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[Electronic Arts UK Community via ThatVideoGameBlog