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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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Same recycled shait
By akse on 11/16/2009 1:29:13 AM , Rating: 1
I really wonder what makes people buy these games?

I mean Cod 1 and 2 were great games at their time, they were nice. Then cod3 isn't really worth to mention. Cod 4: MW1 was really great modern FPS game. The single player part was nice entertainment for a while (5-10h), but it was way too short to be the only content of the game. Thank god the multiplayer part was great and it kept me playing for a long time.

I didn't try WAW which was ww2 again, pretty much cod1 and 2 with new graphics I guess.

So now we have MW2, which is exactly like MW1 with a tiny upgrades to the same graphics engine, new campaing which is as short as MW1. The multiplayer part is the same stuff as before, with more this and that stuff. All the perks and killstreaks were pretty much in the limit of annoyance in MW1 already.

So what makes people to pay 60€ of a short sequel to the story + some small fancy new stuff for multiplayer? Well for me it seems like there wasn't much of a competition right now. BC2 coming next year so many people buy this game meanwhile.

Anyways I didn't wanna buy it, I rather play MW1 whenever I feel like I need some shooting.

In PC part they really messed up. Just give up with the PC and do the consoles, no one needs shitty ports.

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