Nearly 5 million in the first 24 hours. Insane.
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.