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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: Hardly Surprising
By StevoLincolnite on 11/13/2009 10:53:31 AM , Rating: 2
I don't find most of those that interesting. However, I'll revise my comment.

No need, perhaps you missed where I stated " I'm not sure about other platforms but on the Xbox 360 I found " - Perhaps my wording could have been better, but I was not dissing you at all, or claiming your post was in any way incorrect.

In-fact the type of games we enjoy are all personal preference, just like movie tastes, or the types of food we eat, you may not have found any games of interest to you this year, but I did end up with dozens, even during the first part of the year.

RE: Hardly Surprising
By Hiawa23 on 11/13/2009 11:52:37 AM , Rating: 2
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.

I think what he is saying is they hope that holiday sales take many from the red to black, or they just hope that sales are great which is the case for many at this time of the year especially retail. Some are assuming he meant the videogame industry will crash if not & all is on the backs of Activision Cod MW2. Like one other poster said like in many industries some are getting by some are not, it's just how it goes especially in a bad economy.

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