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Modern Warfare 3 sells 6.5 million copies on first day

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2011 18:29 User comments (15)

Modern Warfare 3 sells 6.5 million copies on first day Activision has announced this weekend that Modern Warfare 3 sold 6.5 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability.
Making that massive number even more impressive is the fact that the game is only available in North America and the UK right now.

Rival EA announced last week that their shooter Battlefield 3 had sold 5 million in its first week, a blockbuster by any normal standard.

Says Activision CEO Bobby Kotick (via Ars):

We believe the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the biggest entertainment launch of all time in any medium, and we achieved this record with sales from only two territories. Other than Call of Duty, there has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records three years in a row. Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise exceed worldwide theatrical box office for Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, two of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time.


The company is expected to have brought in $405 million revenue in the first day, due to the game's $60 price tag and strong sales of more expensive versions that could be as expensive as $150.

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15 user comments

112.11.2011 18:58
man1985
Unverified new user

By the way that 6.5 million copy and $405 million is from US and England only. Modern Warfare 3 has been reported to have sold 9.3 million copies worldwide. That's about $575 million.

212.11.2011 18:59
man1985
Unverified new user

Originally posted by man1985:
By the way that 6.5 million copy and $405 million is from US and England only. Modern Warfare 3 has been reported to have sold 9.3 million copies worldwide. That's about $575 million.
9.3 million in its first day that is.

312.11.2011 20:17

Yet they're still too lazy and cheap to integrate dedicated servers to console versions.

412.11.2011 23:32

So much for the idea that piracy keeps people from purchasing.

513.11.2011 0:50
llongtheD
Inactive

Same game, same engine, different scenarios. No doubt there will be upcoming map packs and soon your in to the same game for another 100 bucks. They are sure learning how to get mileage out of the same old sh*t. It's like mice chasing around a stinkier piece of cheese through a slightly different maze.

613.11.2011 0:57

Originally posted by baxter00:
So much for the idea that piracy keeps people from purchasing.
It's laughable when an industry group tries to play that card. In a world where movies hit the $1 billion sales mark once a year and games can make $400 million revenue in a day it is blatantly clear that if you put out GOOD CONTENT, people will pirate it AND BUY IT.

713.11.2011 1:07

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by baxter00:
So much for the idea that piracy keeps people from purchasing.
It's laughable when an industry group tries to play that card. In a world where movies hit the $1 billion sales mark once a year and games can make $400 million revenue in a day it is blatantly clear that if you put out GOOD CONTENT, people will pirate it AND BUY IT.
Well I'm not sure you can say MW3 is good content. It's same game different graphics (not even better graphics), but I'll go as far as saying give the people what they want and they will buy it. Never really got into FPS much but own a few. I was more excited about Elder Scroll V: Skyrim than this game. Really looking forward to Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning. I hope involving R.A. Salvatore makes for an awesome story line

813.11.2011 6:53

Originally posted by llongtheD:
Same game, same engine, different scenarios. No doubt there will be upcoming map packs and soon your in to the same game for another 100 bucks. They are sure learning how to get mileage out of the same old sh*t. It's like mice chasing around a stinkier piece of cheese through a slightly different maze.

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I think they're making DLC every month for 9 months starting in 2012.

913.11.2011 8:56

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by baxter00:
So much for the idea that piracy keeps people from purchasing.
It's laughable when an industry group tries to play that card. In a world where movies hit the $1 billion sales mark once a year and games can make $400 million revenue in a day it is blatantly clear that if you put out GOOD CONTENT, people will pirate it AND BUY IT.
...But such obvious facts won't stop them from blaming piracy for the failure of the next $500,000,000 flop.


1013.11.2011 11:28

Originally posted by baxter00:
So much for the idea that piracy keeps people from purchasing.
The alphabet Nazis have said that pirating this content produces more revenue than the drug trade. Then what does that say about them?

1113.11.2011 12:51

Originally posted by baxter00:
So much for the idea that piracy keeps people from purchasing.
Not to sound like a broken record it's the other way around,there have been numerous industry articles mentioning people who download illegally are more likely to buy more of than those who do not,so their biggest customer base are pirates...lol..


@ DVDBack23
As for movies the ten highest illeagaly downloaded movies of all time are also the highest grossing of all time..what does that say about their claims piracy is hurting the industry,lets be honest how many decent original movies came out every year,very few! most are rehashes of older movies & now they're have mental blocks they have to start brining comic books to life to make up the shortfall..lol..

1214.11.2011 10:16

Seriously this guy wants to talk about beating star wars and lord of the rings. If my research is right the original star wars sold 162,827,328 tickets so by simple math we can state that it made 9,769,639,680 in total going at $60 bucks a ticket so Activision CEO Bobby Kotick STFU! Sorry guys but i really dislike stupid comments like his. So when MW3 make that much then they can brag.

1314.11.2011 11:56

Originally posted by wspdl:
Seriously this guy wants to talk about beating star wars and lord of the rings. If my research is right the original star wars sold 162,827,328 tickets so by simple math we can state that it made 9,769,639,680 in total going at $60 bucks a ticket so Activision CEO Bobby Kotick STFU! Sorry guys but i really dislike stupid comments like his. So when MW3 make that much then they can brag.
BUT, movie tickets aren't $60 and the argument could be made (strong argument) that Star Wars would not have sold anywhere near 162,827,328 tickets at that price.

1414.11.2011 22:41
llongtheD
Inactive

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by baxter00:
So much for the idea that piracy keeps people from purchasing.
The alphabet Nazis have said that pirating this content produces more revenue than the drug trade. Then what does that say about them?
They want to be the first industry in the history of mankind that is immune to theft. With a mere stripping of rights and ridiculous penalties, maybe they'll get there. A lot of "ex" corporate execs are helping draft legislation as we speak.

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

1515.11.2011 11:33

someone needs to edit the article the game is available in australia as a m8 got it pre ordered and received it on 8th november.


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