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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 bighairycamel on 11/13/2009 1:22:41 PM , Rating: 2
I thought the same thing, I heard IWNET just displays bars not ping.

Am I the only PC gamer around here that thinks the amount of b*tching and moaning is absurd? And I don't even plan on getting this for PC.

Don't like it? Don't play it. People need to quit crying over spilled milk already. Obviously it hasn't affected sales.


RE: In a word...
By MrBlastman on 11/13/2009 1:34:37 PM , Rating: 3
I don't play it. I don't plan on buying it. I play Team Fortress 2 frequently so I have no need to put up with a sub-par experience. :)

I will though do my darndest to get the word out to everyone I know. Us PC gamers have been putting up with far too much crap as of late and it has to stop.


RE: In a word...
By Regs on 11/13/2009 3:40:38 PM , Rating: 3
I really don't see it as spilled milk. Modern Warfare built a culture around dedicated servers that were essentially homes away from home. These homes also included friends you could occasionally hang with. If you did not belong in that culture then you will likely never understand.

The whiney people in my mind are the ones that thought everybody who was better than them was a hacker or the idiots who could not find a proper server to play on.


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