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Modern Warfare 2 nets over $300 million in US and UK

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2009 11:38 User comments (7)

Modern Warfare 2 nets over $300 million in US and UK Activision has announced today that the blockbuster release of Modern Warfare 2 has netted $310 million USD in its first day of release, and that is only in the US and the UK.
The release, if the numbers are accurate, would make the game the largest gaming launch of all time, beating out last year's Grand Theft Auto IV release.

Activision also said they believed anywhere between 4.5-5 million units were sold in the two nations, given a boost in the UK by a price drop in many supermarkets.

"The Call of Duty franchise has become a cultural phenomenon showing the power of video games as an entertainment medium," adds Mike Griffith, CEO of Activision Publishing. "The shattering of these entertainment records is a testament to the compelling, cinematic and uniquely engaging experience that the Call of Duty brand delivers. Modern Warfare 2 has taken interactive experience to unprecedented heights setting a new standard for entertainment."

Chart-Track reported earlier that the game had sold 1.23 million units in the UK alone.

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7 user comments

112.11.2009 13:30
manrod
Inactive

And what about worldwide? Lucky for me I picked my copy up for 26 from Sainsbury's.

212.11.2009 18:50

Hi All
I picked it up and it is the best game i have gotten in along time
I love it .. and i haven't gone online yet
F

312.11.2009 23:11

Originally posted by wanttono:
Hi All
I picked it up and it is the best game i have gotten in along time
I love it .. and i haven't gone online yet
F
You should play online. Its awesome!

413.11.2009 10:03

I don't think first day sales are a good to compare with GTA, multiplayer plays a much bigger role in the experience for MW so everyone has a need to get it right away. GTA didn't really have as much "I need to level up" draw to it.

513.11.2009 21:08

Originally posted by DarkJello:
I don't think first day sales are a good to compare with GTA, multiplayer plays a much bigger role in the experience for MW so everyone has a need to get it right away. GTA didn't really have as much "I need to level up" draw to it.
There were also very few businesses offering midnight releases for GTA4. There were thousands of stores open at midnight for MW 2's release.

613.11.2009 23:33

Exactly as I expected it to go and my friends thought it would be a dud hahahaha!! MW2=Epic

720.11.2009 7:38
spoe97
Inactive

So Far thinking it's the hardist game I've played in a long time.
I could drop $50 on dinner with a friend and a couple of drinks or spend the next 4 month trying to get through this game.
The review's about Steam are true - I tried every back door way to load the program with out it. didn't work - So I don't play on line. Mabe when or if I get better. also I only play for about an hour and a hafe a day and I've only had it for a little over a week.

Have fun

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