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Modern Warfare 2 - 3.4 Million sales day one

Modern Warfare 2 sales: gets 2.4 million orders in US, 1 million sold on day 1 in UK. The love for game made fans line up hours in advance of the release of Activision Blizzard Inc's much-talked about "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" video game on Tuesday.

The first-person shooter game, which generated a lot of interest among hard-core fans, is set to break all previous records in sale.

Experts have predicted it to be one of the biggest and fastest-selling titles in history. It has become so popular that people think it will easily overcome records set by blockbuster releases from the "Grand Theft Auto" series.

All this record is being set at a time when the video game industry revenue in the United States, the world's largest market, is down 13 percent this year, according to industry tracker NPD.

To make sure that the stuff sets record, Activision partnered with retailers including GameStop Corp and Best Buy Co for more than 10,000 midnight store openings in North America.

And its popularity could be measured from one incident. Around 89 young people lined up Monday night for some two hours at the GameStop store near Union Square in New York City to make sure that become first to buy the game.

"This is the only game I'm probably going to do this for," said Paola Altamirano, 21. She was waiting for the moment when she could play Call of Duty with another friend online.

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Greywulf3719d ago

Hopefully they get to updating the patches after they are done counting all their money.

Xeoset3719d ago (Edited 3719d ago )

Considering Halo: ODST managed 2 million in its opening weekend and is a console exclusive, I'm kind of shocked at how low these numbers are. Add in the fact ODST is just an 'expansion' too ;). Same regions too.

ODST did drop off a little and managed 1.8 million sales in the UK + US in the month after, I expect this to be a steady mover.

EDIT: Does the PS3 version really not have online play yet? I thought it was now on par with Xbox Live? Guess not.

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evrfighter3718d ago

from 7 million, down to 4.5 million now that the dust has settled. 3.4 million...

Played my free copy as I'm sure hundreds of thousands have. Definately not worth $60.

JokesOnYou3718d ago (Edited 3718d ago )

Ooops, sorry I forgot you're talking about the ps3 version. I guess with IW thought it wouldn't matter much 'cause prior to launch so many ps3 owners were talkin shiii about the game they didn't expect any of them to buy it anyway. Shame on you IW, a little advice; never, ever believe anything you read on n4g, outside of this dungeon there are alot of normal ps3 owners. Hard to believe I know but its true!

JOY

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Milky3719d ago

Now thats just ridiculous, Uncharted 2 deserves this amount of love too.

saint_john_paul_ii3718d ago

Tell PS3 owners to buy Good games then instead of buying overated crap like MW2.

ghamdikh23719d ago

confirmed gaylo odst is i flop.

knightdarkbox3718d ago

*insert the facepalm here*

life doomer3719d ago

didn't vgcharts say it was around 7 million?

Mr Tretton3718d ago

lol, yes. That's vgchartz

They probably gave the number shipped, not sold.

nolifeking3718d ago

I don't think I've ever seen numbers jump around like that. I wonder if in the next article it hits 5.5 or something?