Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 News for Xbox 360

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Activision has announced that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has become the biggest launch in history across all forms of entertainment, with estimated sell-through sales of $310 million in North America and the UK alone in the first 24 hours.

In its first day the game sold approximately 4.7 million copies in North America and the UK, according to internal Activision estimates.

"The Call of Duty franchise has become a cultural phenomenon showing the power of video games as an entertainment medium," said Mike Griffith, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. "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."

Yesterday ELSPA announced it estimated day one sales of the game in the UK at 1.23 million units.

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Wido's Avatar


I'm gathering this going to get the GOTY because of the vast amount of units sold.
Posted 21:16 on 12 November 2009
ghostdog25's Avatar


I don't care how much it sold... IT STILL DOESN'T DESERVE A DAMN 10 RATING!
Posted 20:48 on 12 November 2009
Rogue_Soul's Avatar


MW2 Boycott Fail:

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Posted 19:50 on 12 November 2009
RecoN's Avatar


Congratulations Activision and Infinity Ward! It's nice to see REAL adult games making the headlines for the right reasons.

Posted 18:34 on 12 November 2009
rbevanx's Avatar


Well if they were gonna sell it under 30 quid at most places and all the top review it's getting at the m0.
What did you expect lol
Posted 18:17 on 12 November 2009
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thpcplayer@ David-Macphail

damn right
Posted 18:06 on 12 November 2009
David-Macphail's Avatar


VGChartz are reporting that first 24 hour sales for the game surpassed 7 million units worldwide, if that's true this has blown every other launch event completely out of the water.
Posted 17:08 on 12 November 2009
Paralex's Avatar


The US numbers are just estimates. I think it sold more than what Activision is expecting. We'll have to wait for the NPDs.
Posted 16:22 on 12 November 2009
Stegosaurus-Guy-II's Avatar


I still don't have it...
Posted 16:17 on 12 November 2009
MJTH's Avatar


I'm surprised that game didn't sell more than 5 million in america in one day.
Posted 16:10 on 12 November 2009
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Posted 14:27 on 12 November 2009
thpcplayer's Avatar


amazing shows how popular gamz hav bcome in last few years
Posted 14:03 on 12 November 2009
Woffls's Avatar


wowwww. And this doesn't even include Europe and other territories. Video games > everything.
Posted 13:54 on 12 November 2009
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Posted 13:35 on 12 November 2009

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Release Date: 10/11/2009
Developer: Infinity Ward
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 264 4
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