Submitted by RyuCloudStrife 2090d ago | rumor

Modern Warfare 2 sells 7 million copies on day one

Modern Warfare 2 destroys all records to become the fastest-selling game of all time worldwide

Early data is in and the confirmation that Modern Warfare 2 will become the fastest-selling game of all time isn't a big suprise in itself, but the margin with which it looks to take the record is astounding. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ubiquitious  +   2090d ago
It'll also have the highest number of trade-ins EVER

You 7 million should have rented it. ESPECIALLY you 360 owners.
JOLLY1  +   2090d ago
especially 360 owners?
Do you mean the owners that can actually play online?
darkequitus  +   2090d ago
I don't no why especially [openzone style statement] 360 owners? Anyway, I am renting because I know I will not playing the MP.
lociefer  +   2090d ago
lmfao 7 millions day 1 ? more like 4 -5 max , i call BS on that, oh wait,, VGchartz
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bmw69  +   2090d ago
Looks like Pachter was right with 12 million + by the year end!
The-Warranty  +   2090d ago
Yeah but its Vgchartz.

And they have been wrong before disgaree all you want, especially on Halo ODST first day sales.

They claimed ODST sold 2 million on day one.

But it turned out it only sold 1.8 million in the month of September.
Source = http://www.mcvuk.com/news/3...
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evrfighter  +   2090d ago
vg charts is vg charts.
toaster  +   2090d ago
Since when has VGchartz ever been true....
Impressive numbers.

lol PC is only 12%. Keep it up guys. Maybe IW will break and finally give us what we want.

EDIT: Ha console/360 fanboys are spamming disagree button.

@Syronicus below me

Naw man that's only the casual gamers who wouldn't know a CPU from a GPU.
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The Creep  +   2090d ago
7 million on day 1 is just crazy
mint royale  +   2090d ago
If these numbers are accurate then holy hell.

All numbers that company's release are sold to retail. If activision reports the sales now they will be to retail. Vgchartz is trying to estimate sales to consumers.

@stan lee
you are correct in what you say except for NPD, Media Create etc giving numbers of sold to retail. They *estimate* sales to consumers, much like VgChartz does but with a greater amount of sources to provide data.

Nintendo, Sony and MS report sold to retailers on their quarterly accounts (the numbers are meant for investors not for us and its the retailers who pay them the money.)
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fishd  +   2090d ago
I know this is vgcharts and all but

It also sold 1.23m in UK on first day and doubled the previous record


I can't wait for November NPD!lol

fukc Activision tho xD
Saigon  +   2090d ago
i think they mean
shipped to retail...MS does this number game also...I haate it...notice how sony never tells how many games were shipped to retail...they just wait for the NPD, MC, etc report to come out...
Syronicus  +   2090d ago
"lol PC is only 12%. Keep it up guys. Maybe IW will break and finally give us what we want."
Think again. The PC version was only about 10% of the total sold for COD4. These numbers would indicate that even the hater PC crowd is actually buying the game... Shame on them!
StanLee  +   2090d ago
@ Saigon
Everyone reports numbers shipped to retailers, no matter what some random Sony exec said. The fact is, there is no way to accurately track the number sold to consumers unless each consumer who purchases an item self reports and consumers do not; that's a fact. NPD, ChartTrack and Media Create all track numbers shipped to retailers with some retailers even excluded and not accounted for.

Edit: Funny how fcuking morons can disagree with facts.
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kws1065  +   2090d ago
I call this BS because
last time VG estimated 2 mil for ODST in 24 hours but it actually sold 1.8 million worldwide until early November.
bmw69  +   2090d ago
No, ODST sold 1.8m in the US+UK until early November via NPD and ChartTrack data (i.e no Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Benelux etc).

Also the game was very heavily frontloaded.
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Lifendz  +   2090d ago
I'm one of those 7 million
got it for PS3 and can't wait to get it going this weekend. Some of the most fun moments I've ever had were playing multiplayer with a group of friends. I can't believe the backlash the game's getting. The single player in the first one was short. I got my money's worth on the multiplayer. And it's not like they pulled an ODST and gave me maps I already had. These are all brand new maps.

If you're a PC guy and feel burned, hey, I sympathize. But as a PC guy you have a plethora of games like Modern Warfare to choose from. And Battlefield is coming. So let the console guys, like me, enjoy the game.
kws1065  +   2090d ago
I guess that changes almost nothing about 2 mil in 24 hours is BS, considering most of HALO series have sold in US.
Poopface the 2nd  +   2090d ago
hahhahha I did rent it on 360 over PS3 AND I HAVE BOTH
PSN doesnt work and I knew atleast something about the 360 version would be better. Guess I was pretty right.

not sure why you think 360 owners should have rented but I did. Does that make you happy? Would you have been happier if I rented it on PS3 and couldnt play online like you? That must suck.

Well thats alot of sales if true. Maybe with all 3 versions selling an insane amount. Who knows. I did rent mine at BBV and they must have had at least 30-40 copies for rent between ps3 and 360. More were for 360 but I have never seen a BBV have taht many copies of a game for either ps3 or 360. I think they know they will be able to sell some used copies of it layer I guess. With alot of BBVs and GF getting massive copies and some really insane sales worldwide it could be possible.

If this is true thats insane sales even though its WW numbers.
DarkMantrid  +   2090d ago
If this is true or even close to true then id be mighty impressed! Although id like the game better if i could actually play online -.-

lets just hope its fixed soon.
SHAGGY62  +   2090d ago
SO much for the Boycott.
I guess we'll have more generic warfare games to look forward to sigh. anyway i'll pass waiting for bad company 2 & MAG
Syronicus  +   2090d ago
"@Syronicus below me

Naw man that's only the casual gamers who wouldn't know a CPU from a GPU."

Maybe so but they are the ones buying the game and to Activision, that is all that matters. So much for a boycott...
HolyOrangeCows  +   2090d ago
Xbox 360 owners buying over-hyped/marketed, short games with slightly enhanced Multiplayer modes?
Gasp! What a shocker!
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Bnet343  +   2090d ago
I don't believe it's that much sold in a day.
mint royale  +   2090d ago

This same report also says 3.3 million ps3 versions are projected to be sold week 1. That (undeservedly) blows uncharted 2 out of the water.

So really what was that statement beyond fanboyism?
Bubbles_Kitty_Cat  +   2090d ago
GOTY confirmed.
BigKev45  +   2090d ago
Stop hating, Ubiquitious. Grads to IW!
NaiNaiNai  +   2090d ago
Some of you sound like attention needy teens.

I hope you know this.

You know whats funny.

XD you all trusted VGcharts when they posted good numbers for ps3 stuff.

How hypocritical.
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DaTruth  +   2090d ago
As soon as I read your comment I thought to myself; "Wonder if BMW69 will show his face to dispute!"

I'm glad you guys made a blatant mistake in article form on N4G, so there is no way to fix it later... like usual!

@NaiNai: Saying that over and over again doesn't make it true! Everyone of those threads is full of PS3 owners disputing the legitimacy of VGChartz, with BMW69 and his four other accounts, running to the defense!. The term "ALL", does not apply!

@Stanlee: Your facts are stupidly wrong! That is how they disagree! Ever heard of "Computers","ba rcodes" or "teh digital age"!
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slayorofgods  +   2090d ago
Well if this is the best of the best, I think I'm officially burnt out on fps. It seems to me that cod4 and halo3 were the peek of the genre. Now these games seem like more of the same to me as they are released. I don't know if any more innovation can come from the genre, I'm not going to be re-purchase rehashed material that has all been done before.
Alvadr  +   2090d ago
Im waiting for my £26 sainsburys copy to arrive in. Need something quick to play before Assassins Creed comes out. Im not going to complain at a 5 hour campaign for 26 bananas.

I just got my platinum in Uncharted 2 Wooop!! Im well done with that for a while seen as I dont play much multi.

Im saving Dragon age for over Xmas. Or maybe Borderlands.. Still have Halo ODST and GTA Epsiodes to play aswell.. Ahhhh gaming overload!
DaTruth  +   2090d ago
Wanna hear the stupidest fanboy thing of all???
The same people that believe Sony can't track its own products(console) sold through to consumers... Somehow believe VGChartz can track every single game, console, peripheral for all the companies across the entire world sold through to consumers!

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mint royale  +   2090d ago
@da truth

Calm down man! How actually believes Vgchartz can do that? No one. People that defend it defend saying they are **estimates**. You know, numbers that have a leeway and can be adjusted if more accurate numbers come out.

That is all. There is no need to twist logic.
Saaking  +   2090d ago
holy F$ck! 7 million!!? Damn that's just mind blowing. I don't think it's that high. Maybe 5 million.
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Jake1111  +   2090d ago
Ok.. I purchased but...
This is my last COD purchase... I played it for about an hour and I am back on demons souls.....

The game is pretty much the same as COD4.... This is NOT progress.... I am through with this crap...

Onto demons souls, then going to play hard UC2...

PS3... RULES!!!
sikbeta  +   2090d ago
Why all of you expect, the more hyped game in the entire year
SUP3R  +   2090d ago
From the comments you'd swear this was an Xbox 360 exclusive. lol
vhero  +   2089d ago
your wrong about 360 owners since most 360 owners will have pirated the game. I agree though about trade ins in fact there was already 1 on the trade in shelf in my local GAME!
vhero  +   2089d ago
Also its gonna sell in those kind of numbers when you can buy a crap load of copys from a supermarket at £25 and sell on ebay for £40 or trade in for £35. I bet you at least 30% of the buyers for this game bought the game to sell it on rather than play it.
AAACE5  +   2089d ago
Some people are out of their f'in mind! The multiplayer maps are some of the best I have ever played! The graphics are beautiful. One map in particular (Afghan) looks on par with some of the Ps3 exclusive games. If you are worried about the auto target thing, it does not show up in the multiplayer, or at least it didn't for me. If you miss out on this, you are truely not a gamer! To me, it seems like IW set this game up to go against all competitors. You even have 3rd person multiplayer modes to compete with the Socom crowd. The maps are large and have multiple routes and hiding spots. I know some of the stuff people have heard makes them thinks this will be a noob fest like Halo, but trust me you're wrong. This game will be popular for a long time!

Hell, I haven't even got to play the spec-ops mode yet and i'm hooked. So in so many words, don't waste your time hating this game because there is alot of fun to be had here!

@Vhero... Half full?... Pirates?

People on my friends list are ranked in the 2.5 million area and they are pretty good and have been playing since day one, so I think it's fair to say that at least 3 million people are playing.

Keep your fanboy zipped up, nobody wants to see it you perv!
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solidt12  +   2089d ago
VGChartz can't even get total PS3 Sales Right even after Sony Announced it was 27 million a month ago. They Still have it listed as 26 million when it is probably closer to 28 million now. They even had a post in there forums and still got it wrong http://www.vgchartz.com/for...
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bmw69  +   2089d ago
That is 27 million shipped to stores, VGChartz counts the number sold to consumers. It's really not that hard?
Ashriel  +   2089d ago

yeah, MAG and BFBC2 are totally innovative games :P
Why o why  +   2090d ago
vg chartz
DaTruth  +   2090d ago
Nuff said!
belal  +   2090d ago
thats carzy man!!!!

but the game is awesome and when the online is fixed soon. the game will rule!
BigKev45  +   2090d ago
It does run. Only on the 360.
vhero  +   2089d ago
runs fine on 360 as the servers are only half full though as half the 360 pirates got banned. If they never got banned it would be a differnt story.
raztad  +   2090d ago
7 millions sounds like an awful lot. Too much hype for this game.
Noctis Aftermath  +   2090d ago
Sounds like BS to me, it's the same site that claimed 2mil ODST day 1 sales.
FantasyStar  +   2090d ago
Those number seem weird to me. 7 million on Day 1 is just weird.
Fishy Fingers  +   2090d ago
I'm absolutely loving it.

The single player is great, if a little short, but doesn't use the filler most games (mainly FPS) do to pad out the length. Story is a little wacky, but it's a computer game I'm not expecting something believable. Lot's of variety in the environments and situations.

Multiplayer is of course brilliant, when working ;) Lot's of depth, plenty of options and unlocks there for you. Great gamemodes, my favourite headquarters, has been slightly changed, for the better which is great.

Spec-Ops is how I like to see co-op tackled, I prefer the single player to be just that, single, and catered to the player, not built to suit 2 or more. Lot's of different types of mission to play with here, lot's of time needed to complete them all.

I just love FPS games and this is one of the finest playing shooter games out there, much like its predecessor (obviously, they are very alike). I personally think if you like shooting games (FPS) and/or your a fan of online multiplayer and your willing to leave the politics at the door, you'll be more than happy with your purchase.

Bring on the disagrees :)
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The-Warranty  +   2090d ago
Which version are you on?
mikepmcc  +   2090d ago
agreed, the game is amazing. Got it for 360. All the haters out there have obviously never played it, and need to quit whining. It's just a game, albeit an amazing one.
Poopface the 2nd  +   2090d ago
I rented it for 360 and I really like it
I didnt really like the SP in COD 4 much and have found this one a little more interesting so far. I really like the multiplayer thats why I will buy it eventually.

I love FPS of all kind on any platforms and this game is a great fit for 360/ps3. I would have considered getting some extra ram and playing on PC with my CS clan but there are no dedicated servers. Eventually my real life friends who have 360 will get it and it is a great game to play with a good team.
DaTruth  +   2090d ago
Great, my two favourite things in one article; VGChartz and MW2 defense force!

You know why there is no GTA4 defense force? Because it was their opinion and 360 fanboys think MW2 is exclusive. Notice there is only GTA4 DLC defense force!
SUP3R  +   2090d ago
Actually, SONY fans are painting this MW2 360 exclusivity picture.
I rarely comment here, only read and can guarantee that statement.
DaTruth  +   2090d ago
Can't imagine how you could possibly come to that conclusion, amazingly many have! If someone says they don't want this game and from everything they've seen, they don't think it's good. Who are any of us to tell them otherwise? Who are we to try and change their opinion?

I don't care about MW2, but what I've seen is people being attacked for expressing their opinion of the game. It's coming like you're not allowed to not like this game. How is that okay? Most of the attackers are 360 fanboys!

It started out as the poster boy for bad reviewing practices. Most were just upset about the free passes; But others just stated that they thought their money would be better spent elsewhere! Others still wanted to boycott Activision! "No, you haven't played teh game yet!", "Oh, teh MW2 hate campaign!", Oh, teh PS3 fanboys!" Almost all the flaws people said they didn't want in this game, was reviewed to have the very same flaws in the game. How could you play the game if everything they told you has made you opt not to buy it. And still if they specify "it's a rent", that to is "not allowed", you must purchase teh game!

How is it not their right to do what they please with their money! There are 25 PS3 owners above who purchased the game, so clearly the line is not drawn at console ownership. The only difference is, this is nowhere near the best title released for PS3 this year, while the 360 has nothing anywhere near as good as this except maybe Forza 3, depending on your genre choices!

I have not bashed MW2 in anyway and I think it's a decent game, but the whole you are not allowed to express your opinion in a "forum"(keyword) on gaming is really pissing me off!
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DarK-SilV  +   2090d ago
SUP3R you are wrong
watch this

DarK-SilV  +   2090d ago
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Tavaras  +   2089d ago
@ Da Truth
Quit your whining and your bellyaching... no one cares if you are getting pissed off. If you don't like the game, then you just don't like the game. That's it... just go back to whatever the hell you was playing and leave the rest of the world alone. Your opinion is definitely in the minority on this. People LOVE this game, and there is no amount of hate that you can spew on a message board that can change that. You PS3 elitist nuts got a serious superiority complex. The real winners are gamers like me, who plays all the big games from Uncharted 2 to Modern Warfare 2... from Forza to Gran Turismo, and everything in between. Life is too short to be arguing over games dude... I wonder where do you find the time to actually play them?
ghamdikh2  +   2090d ago
Modern Warfare 2 sells 7 million copies on day one

Sez  +   2090d ago
then wouldn't that make unfarted 2,KZ2,infamous,ect. FLOPS of the century. since they didn't get a fraction of the sales halo odst or MW2 got in their day one sales. going by your logic.
tatotiburon  +   2090d ago
if odst is a flop? what about uncharted 2, demon's souls, infamous, killzone 2? they sold much less than ODST
NeptuneOO7  +   2090d ago
F@cking retard. MW2 is Multi-platform (360,PC,PS3) while ODST was only on the 360. It still sold 2 million in its first week not bad for a game only one console.
Unending Punishment  +   2090d ago
Ouch...sucks that Uncharted 2 lost GotY to a multiplatform fps huh.

edit: 12 million gamers will have played this game by the end of the year and will demand that it receive GotY...media will take note and respond accordingly.
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Double07  +   2090d ago
"Ouch...sucks that Uncharted 2 lost GotY to a multiplatform fps huh."

According to who?
Sez  +   2090d ago
I think he's upset that MW 2 not only sold more than uncharted. But also has out scored it in metacritic. I know it hurts. But in time the pain becomes easier each day. Lol
Double07  +   2090d ago
Now Im gonna admit im not the greatest at maths on this planet but Im pretty sure that 95 isnt a higher number than 96 correct?

Also Uncharted 2 has 100 reviews whereas MW2 on 360 or PS3 has nowhere near that number, nice try though.
hobokiller  +   2090d ago
Was there ever any doubt?
dustgavin  +   2090d ago
360 fans want a multi-plat game to be GOTY because they have no decent exclusives that could compete.

Inferior hardware and no good exclusives. Bad time to be a bot.
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likedamaster  +   2090d ago
"Modern Warfare 2 sells 7 million copies on day one"

...numbers a PS3 exclusive will never sell in its lifetime.
Rikuson1  +   2090d ago
@1.4 I dont think so
I still thin Uncharted is going to get goty. many people expected mw2 to be the next coming of jesus or something. they got a good game but they were expecting more. even GameInformer says Uncharted 2>Mw2. theres alot more 9s/10 for this game rather than perfect score and the visversa for Uncharted 2.
slayorofgods  +   2090d ago
Modern Warfare 2 and Halo ODST are just cash in games
They know that they will make money off these games so they rushed to release them. But in reality they aren't very different from their predecessors at all. They are both just cash ins to make money, reviewers are just playing it safe because they know these games are going to be popular.

Their is, however, a difference between a good game and a popular game. Halo and MW2 will not receive GotY because they haven't really brought anything new to the table.
ZBlacktt  +   2089d ago
Unending Punishment
Totally clueless.....
Cletus  +   2089d ago
My ma wunz said that I waz cluless. Iz told her, no ma Im cletus!
4point7BillionLoss  +   2089d ago
6.98 million xbox 360 copies sold ...

confirmed - 4.7 billion faults found with PS3 version. Infinity ward to give Ps3 version away free.
4point7BillionLoss  +   2089d ago
Halo and MW2 will not receive GotY because they haven't really brought anything new to the table
Halo and MW2 will not receive GotY because they haven't really brought anything new to the table.
just unfarted poo is just tomb raider with shiny graphics and flopzone poo is the most generic shooter since doom ...

nothing new either ... but sales reflect how people with an interest in a particular genre of game rate the quality of it.

It just goes to show that a multiplat game can be as good and even better than an exclusive, making the "who has more exclusives" argument mute.

MW2 plays better than KZ2 and has better (not cell shaded) graphics than uncharted. And teh majority of FPS fans confirm that by buying it !!!
Double07  +   2089d ago
"just unfarted poo is just tomb raider with shiny graphics and flopzone poo is the most generic shooter since doom"

What are you, 10? Oh wait you actually are. Silly question.

As for the whole sales determines a games quality then im assuming Wii Fit is the best game ever whereas games that sell anything like Okami are complete disasters and no one should ever play them, right?

Hell, why Im even bothering to reply using logic for a complete, cluess inbred troll like you I dont really know but I did anyways.

And did you really just say that MW2 has better graphics than Uncharted 2 or Killzone 2? This confirms that your either blind, retarded or in denial. In your case its probably a mixture of all 3.

Bring on the disagrees butthurt 360 fanboys.
kaveti6616  +   2090d ago
I was watching the walkthrough on youtube. Some parts of the game look really well done. The snow level where you blow up all the migs in the background is amazing.
Mista T  +   2090d ago
the ending was a bit weird, like as if there could've been more but there were restrictions in space on DVD9
outlawlife  +   2090d ago
not sure what the complaints are about this game, i love every aspect of it

only thing i dont like is the party chat business but i got over it

i haven't had any connection problems either, only 1 game with lag out of the 50+ i've played

people just like to complain i think
mikepmcc  +   2090d ago
you hit the nail on the head, the game is fantastic, everyone complaining obviously hasn't played it yet. With the exception of a few (minor) pc complaints, there is really no grounds for complaints.
DaTruth  +   2090d ago
It is the same complaint Madden NFL has been getting for ten years. Doesn't mean it's not Football anymore!
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qwertyuiopasdfghjkl  +   2090d ago
Money well spent.

DaTruth  +   2090d ago
The rental places had to pick up extra copies! Ultra J/K!
Bumpmapping  +   2090d ago
Alot of casual gamers purchased this POS.
silverchode  +   2090d ago
what do hardcore gamers buy then?
Tr10wn  +   2089d ago
Uncharted 2 because of the GRAPHICS f*ck gameplay graphics is everything!!! according to Bumpmapping :)
borgome  +   2089d ago
Psturd owners couldn't even play online yesterday becasue the garbage that is PSN wasn't working, classic.
Playing on xbox live yesterday was stellar all day, woooooo! Sucks to own the inferior PSturd version.
corywebb93  +   2090d ago
Wow this game sold more than all ps3 exclusives combine
Braineater2448  +   2090d ago
Remember this number is worldwide on ALL platforms (PC, PS3, and 360)
W831SOLIDSNAKE  +   2090d ago
MGS4 is a better game only on PS3
Unending Punishment  +   2090d ago
...wow! That's some serious sales.

Now there's no reason for it not to get GotY 2009.


Review scores have been very favorable for this game. Graphics have been rated 10/10 by reviewers. Its online multiplayer will surpass Halo 3 and COD 4. Its console FPS gameplay has been rated top notch.

No reason for it not to receive GotY...for a game to get GotY this gen it should have excellent and well received online multiplayer.

Uncharted 2...
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nycredude  +   2090d ago
Yeah. Besides the fact that the sp is entirely cookie cutter FPS stuff, uinspired, boring as hell, last gen graphics, clipping everywhere, broken multiplayer.

I am almost done with the sp and besides a couple of levels this game damn near put me to sleep, sooooo boring! Halfway through I was already thinking I will trade this in after I am done to preorder Assassin's Creed 2 and gow collection.


It IS released on three different platform but I agree this game is one of the most overhyped, overated POS ever. Cod4 was way better. This is the last COd game I will EVER purchase.
Panthers  +   2090d ago
Except for the fact that UC2 is a better game. This will get Game Sales of the Year, but not Game of the Year.

Baba1906  +   2090d ago
well sells dont have much to do with the quality of a game. at least it shouldnt. the best movies are often those which arent that greatly visited in theaters. the same happens with books. its not like harry potter is the best book ever, but it sells well.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   2090d ago

Alright, that's the only thing I have to say. You just said it should have no reason to get GOTY based on sales?

How about Wii Fit then? Or Wii Sports/Resort? Should those have gotten GOTY for 2 years now straight because of their massive sales?

Is that was is deciding amazing games now? Sales? So even if a game is a carbon copy it will get GOTY because it sells buckets? Yeah okay. So this is what we've come to?
bjornbear  +   2090d ago
if you're going by sales, Wii fit should be GoTY contender....
DaTruth  +   2090d ago
Shia Labeuf deserves an Academy award! Because a movie he starred in, sold the best!

Bumble Bee for best supporting actor!
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commodore64  +   2090d ago
I agree with you guys above that high sales ALONE are NOT enough for GOTY.

However, MW2 has much more than that.
It has:

- outstanding review scores on metacritic
- outstanding graphics
- outstanding single player
- outstanding multiplayer

AND it has outstanding sales and popularity.

A game that wins GOTY should have ticks in all these categories.

Does UC2 have these ticks in all categories?
Does MW2 have these ticks in all categories?

GOTY goes to MW2.
GR8 1  +   2090d ago
Very true but Modern Warfare 2 sold 7 million that is just OWNAGE!!! to the MAX!!!. I mean 7 million in just day one what about in a week 10 million.
Sevir04  +   2090d ago
That just Wow!!! this proved that this game is OVER Hyped. i wonder how much was sold on both PS3 and #60
I cant believe that That many people ran out to buy this game.. i mean it'll be good but i cant imagine it's the be all end all. This is just astounding. Activision hit something Big!!! lol!!! Sony and MS Should try To Buy InfinityWard.. and Make the COD Franchise exclusive. LOL!
BRG9000  +   2090d ago
Technically it just proved that the game is hyped. The "over" is subjective.
cronaldo7  +   2090d ago
880.000 Total PLayers Online 360 version at the moment
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rukia_chan  +   2090d ago
dont listen vg chatz..

ninja gaiden sigma around 290k in vgchatz http://www.n4g.com/ClickOut... ( number of koei tecmo 370 k)

mgs4 4.1 m, numbers of konami is around 4.8m...

"vg chatz"
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bjornbear  +   2090d ago
yep...this is def fits well with Wii fit on top 5 most sold games ever.....
bujasem_89  +   2090d ago
O_o Holy SH*T that is impressive right there
Socomer 1979  +   2090d ago
I'm not part of it.
I feel like I played it already in my mind.
It was a cheap thrill but I'm over it once I realized all I had to do was shoot straight & let the auto aim work for me.
Sorry I don't feel like I'm missing out. Is that wierd?

I wonder how many more millions will have bought it used & pirated?
It probably makes more sence for activision to develop on ps3 exclusivly.
They would have saved billions.
Panthers  +   2090d ago
I feel the exact same way. I will stick with Socom.
Raoh  +   2090d ago
vgchartz LOL
mint royale  +   2090d ago

You asked for proof of companies that use Vgchartz figures? Well here's another:

Square Enix in their financial report.

http://www.square-enix.com/... - page 7
shysun  +   2090d ago
Not sure about VG charts but one good thing about them is they count Walmart, you know the biggest retail chain in the US. NPD doesn't even count their sales.
wildcat  +   2090d ago
slight misconception there
It's actually Wal-Mart and Sam's Club that choose not to participate in the NPD survey. So NPD have to use educated estimates to track those stores. So they DO include them in the monthly sales but the numbers are not direct from the source, but are estimates.

http://www.adobe.com/macrom... (find Wal-Mart)
DaTruth  +   2090d ago
Yet they choose VGChartz to participate in! LOL! LOL! and more LOLLING!!!
HappyTrigger  +   2090d ago
I want to put, "MW2 is GOTY" on all MW2 articles... I just want to see what everyone is going to say ;)..
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rukia_chan  +   2090d ago
dont listen vg chatz..

ninja gaiden sigma around 290k in vgchatz http://www.n4g.com/ClickOut... ( number of koei tecmo 370 k)

mgs4 4.1 m, numbers of konami is around 4.8m...

numbers is fake of vgchat
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bmw69  +   2090d ago
Or you are comparing shipment figures to sell-through?
mint royale  +   2090d ago
Shh don't tell him!
BRG9000  +   2090d ago
You're not necessarily wrong, but remember that the publishers have much more incentive to spin or stretch the truth than vgchartz does.
-MoOkS-  +   2090d ago
5 million on 360
1.5 million on PC
and 500k on PS3
DevastationEve  +   2090d ago
That's okay, PS3 gamers play 2 things:

1) bluray movies


2) games that are 99% movies
Rikuson1  +   2090d ago
its also ok 360 gamers do this
1) play gaylo till their 360 rrod
2) w8 for it to come back just to get banned for their modded 360s
3) get another 1 play gaylo again..
Cuzzo63  +   2090d ago
Dumb A$$
VGChartz preliminary day one figures puts the sales to date (including the midnight launches) at over 7 million copies worldwide across Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Around 55% of sales are on Xbox 360, 33% on PS3 and the remaining 12% on PC. In terms of regional breakdowns, over 4.2 million units were sold in the Americas (3.7 million USA), 1.2 million in the UK and 350,000 each in France and Germany.

borgome  +   2089d ago
Only 500K sold for PSturd and the the garbage PSN network still couldn't handle the traffic, thats weak. Must of been the most online play PSN has seen in months. Good thing PSN doesn't need to be used when watching blu-ray movies, otherwise the network would always be down. LOL
GamerSciz  +   2090d ago
Why do I get this feeling that this includes all the MW2 from the broken street dates as well as the ones they have tracked that have been downloaded. I just find it hard to believe it sold 7 million on day one considering how many people were boycotting it.
Hoggy1983  +   2090d ago
I think you're overestimating how many people (outside of N4G PS3 owners) were actually going to boycott this.
IaMs12  +   2090d ago
Mind you this is still on all 3 platforms...
CaptainKratos  +   2090d ago
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG !!!!!! that's how you get the bills payed.lol. Good Job!
piramides30  +   2090d ago
Mcdonalds sells a lot of more than the best restaurants. People is crazy.
bjornbear  +   2090d ago
well put =)
Rowsdower  +   2090d ago
if sales do not equal quality
then games that sell well are of poor quality, like wise games that sell poorly are of high quality.

my point is there are holes in that equation.

not all high selling games are quality, but some are.

in my opinion:

cod mw2 is a game of high quality that is selling well.
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jerethdagryphon  +   2090d ago
i can agree with your comment mostly, the problem is mw2 is just MORE OF THE SAME.

so it has an ice level or you blow up migs, thing is even the graphical upgrade isnt that much, its a pretty standard leap from one to another

reminds me kind of of the graphics patch blueshift had for halflife,

mw2 could have been done as a stand alone expansion rather then a full game yes its better but its not new its still the same game weve been playing since call of duty, graphics sound and physics aside what have they changed, perks, more guns levels experiance, all minor tweaks designed to make people play on it as long as they can.

same as gitar heros 2-4 what did they change not enough.

is it well made sure but its not worthy of game of the year id rather see that go to odst then mw2
led1090  +   2090d ago
PC 12%???? Thats like 850,000 copies!!!!!!!!And Vgchartz doesn't even account for every region out there. Heck even here in india i can't find it anywhere too many ppl preordered it. And on top of that those are just retail numbers. Digital numbers must be off the charts too. Overall more than a million for sure!!! Thats really sad, considering how they have left the PC crowd in the dust. And to top all of this its not even getting pirated that much very few seeders and leechers. What has the world come to????!!!!!!
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