Modern Warfare 2 Selling Like Hotcakes

Sooo, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 came out earlier this week and a lot of people were excited about it. How many people? Well, in just the U.S., Canada and UK alone, Activision managed to rake in $310 million in the first day.

The huge cash haul was the result of 4.7 million copies sold on the first day – a staggering number made even more impressive that it doesn't include all other countries that Modern Warfare 2 launched in.

NPD Group figures that 1.2 million of those copies were sold in the UK. Interestingly enough, Activision shipped 3 million copies to the UK in preparation for the launch.

Given how a game is considered successful if it sells over a million copies in a month, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's first day is nothing short of incredible.

Source: Kotaku.

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  • Too bad they raped the PC version, I rented the 360 version and it is quite good, plays like Battlefield (no vehicles and smaller maps) with COD controls. 32vs32 would have been epic.
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  • soul555topCould have sold more if they didnt treat PC players so poorly. I am even over the fact that they removed dedi servers, they could have handled the whole situation better from a PR standpoint. As great as this game probably is, I am not going to buy/play it. If ActiWard made a statement apologizing (which will most likely never happen) about how they dropped the ball on how they approached the PC changes and community, then I would probably get it. No dedi sucks, 18 player max sucks, but you know if the style of the game suits it, then whatever. After playing L4D the last week, the smaller groups and random groups (i have been just auto-joining) at times is a more intimate gaming experience. Massive 32 player warfare may just be a thing of the past for CoD for better or worse.Ah well, its all speculation since I still havent played it. And possibly never will.


    It actually has very frustrating multi player. Stick to COD4.
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  • Who seriously didn't expect this? Only the hardcore PC gamers actually "boycotted" the game, everyone else is still buying it so the cancelled pre-orders was nothing but a minor irritation for Activision. It's a CoD game, it will sell even if it's a polished turd.
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  • Too bad they raped the PC version, I rented the 360 version and it is quite good, plays like Battlefield (no vehicles and smaller maps) with COD controls. 32vs32 would have been epic.
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  • Too bad they released the PS3 version with buggy as hell "match making." You can't join an invitation from your friend so you get to play alone online. Boring. They are supposed to patch this tomorrow but it's pretty pathetic that something this awful wasn't caught in testing.

    Also, the invite system on the PS3 is god-awful. It's like 6 steps just to invite someone and it sucks even more because as of right now inviting someone is pointless.

    The 360 version doesn't appear to have either of these problems for me. And people wonder why I would love to pay for Xbox Live on the Playstation instead of the PSN.
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