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Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 rakes in $310M in one day of sales in the U.S. and U.K.

Activision's recent launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was an overwhelming success, with one-day sales in the United States and United Kingdom raking in an estimated $310 million USD.

In the first 24 hours of launch, Activision estimates it sold 4.7 million copies of the video game.

The video game industry has struggled for more than six months consecutively, with some game executives unsure if the 2009 holiday shopping season would save the industry.  Activision has certainly done its part, with no other games scheduled for release in 2009 expected to come anywhere near the latest CoD video game debut.

Furthermore, November game sales are expected to rebound -- directly because of the Activision game launch -- though no other blockbuster game titles are expected any time soon.

The 2008 launch of Take Two's Grand Theft Auto IV racked up 3.6 million units in sales in the first 24 hours, with game industry analysts anticipating a CoD game launch just as big.

Hollywood blockbusters can make up to $60 million opening weekend, but it's rare to find a video game smash Hollywood movie debuts.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is available for around $60 on Microsoft-powered Windows PCs, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles.


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RE: In a word...
By Hiawa23 on 11/13/2009 10:01:05 AM , Rating: 3
I finished the SP last night on the 360 & now playing on Veteran, I must say, without a doubt the campaign was at one of the most amazing experiences I have ever felt playing any COD game before it & i have played em all. It was just pur gunporn.

The feeling of going through the airport or retaking the Whitehouse, & capital building, the game is simply my GOTY, & I am a console only gamer, never been into mouse/KB & fine with the quality the PS3 & 360 displays, it's good to see Activision doing well with this as I love it. Online Coop campaign would have been nice but overall an amazing package.


RE: In a word...
By Regs on 11/13/2009 12:00:11 PM , Rating: 2
I had no doubt COD 4 MW2 would be a success on sales even with all the flack about multiplayer being gimped. There's just no modern war game FPS like it, and that's the sad truth. I will still be very verbal and objective about how bad a decision it was to consolize multiplayer.


RE: In a word...
By Yawgm0th on 11/13/2009 1:56:02 PM , Rating: 3
Would anyone pay $60 for Half-Life 2 if it didn't come with anything but Half-Life 2?

MW2 is undoubtedly a great single-player game. But it deserved to have proper multiplayer. To say they consolized it is euphemistic at best. They regressed the FPS genre's multiplay by over a decade.

I'll buy MW2 if they drop the price to $20 or $30. It's arguably worth that as a single-player game.


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