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Hardcore gamers tend to buy video games no matter how the economy is. Video games have continued to be robust despite the economic downturn over the last year as people look for ways to spend on entertainment that offer more value.

Certainly one of the biggest games to be released this year will be Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . The game is widely expected by analyst to be a huge money maker for Activision. Some analysts predict that the game will make up a significant portion of Activision's profits for Q4 2009.

The game officially went on sale at 12 am this morning and many locations reported small lines of hardcore gamers waiting at the doors of stores to get their hands on the game. About 10,000 GameStop and Best Buy locations around the world opened at midnight to sell the game.

One GameStop location at Union Square in New York City had a line of about 80 mostly young people lined up about two hours before the store opened.

One person waiting in the line said, "This is the only game I'm probably going to do this for." The young woman planned to play the game all night online against a friend.

An employee at the Union Square GameStop said, "Gamers are enthusiastic about picking this stuff up at midnight."

Sales of the game are expected to top 11 to 13 million units by the end of 2009. One San Francisco Best Buy store had about ten people lined up at 10pm Monday night to buy the game. One man waiting in the line said, "I'm going to be up all night playing it, until I crash."

Modern Warfare 2 has a long way to go to beat the top game from last year -- GTA IV. The game sold 3.6 million units on its first day and 6 million in its first week totaling more than $500 million in sales.

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We need an updated United Offensive
By enlil242 on 11/10/2009 8:18:23 PM , Rating: 2
That was probably the last true innovation in multiplayer gaming that I have ever seen. Sure BF2 is big, but it's almost too big. COD:UO had the large maps, 25 v 25 servers, land vehicles (Jeeps and Tanks) and probably the best multiplayer game mode invented... Base Assault.

This expansion pack to Call of Duty was made by Gray Matter [Treyarch] while IW was making Call of Duty 2 for the consoles, and that's when COD started going downhill. I sure hope that Bad Conpany 2 brings elements of UO back and that Medal of Honor can regain momentum... Time will tell, but I am losing faith.

By they way, kids who prefer FPS's on the console have never played on the PC and do not have a clue as to the quick response a mouse has in regard to reaction time... Or the benefit of going to the same server, where you kind of get used to the way regulars play. (I am not a clan member, I just pick servers I enjoy playing on with regulars). Or running up to a doorway and leaning around to scope out the next room, which gives you a more tactical approach as opposed to run and gun style. And the most important feature, IMO, CUSTOM MAPS! (Which were essentially destroyed in COD 4 due to not being able to play them on ranked servers, (Thanks IW)... If you haven't a clue of what I am talking about, google "The Rock Custom Map COD 4." GOOD TIMES!

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