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.

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ubiquitious3730d ago

It'll also have the highest number of trade-ins EVER

You 7 million should have rented it. ESPECIALLY you 360 owners.

JOLLY13730d ago

Do you mean the owners that can actually play online?

darkequitus3730d 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.

lociefer3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

lmfao 7 millions day 1 ? more like 4 -5 max , i call BS on that, oh wait,, VGchartz

bmw693730d ago

Looks like Pachter was right with 12 million + by the year end!

The-Warranty3730d ago (Edited 3730d 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.
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toaster3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

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.

The Creep3730d ago

7 million on day 1 is just crazy

mint royale3730d ago (Edited 3730d 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.)

fishd3730d ago


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

Saigon3730d ago

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...

Syronicus3730d ago

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!

StanLee3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

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.

kws10653730d ago

last time VG estimated 2 mil for ODST in 24 hours but it actually sold 1.8 million worldwide until early November.

bmw693730d ago (Edited 3730d 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.

Lifendz3730d ago

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.

kws10653730d 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 2nd3730d ago

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.

DarkMantrid3730d 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.

SHAGGY623730d ago

I guess we'll have more generic warfare games to look forward to sigh. anyway i'll pass waiting for bad company 2 & MAG

Syronicus3730d 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...

HolyOrangeCows3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

Gasp! What a shocker!

Bnet3433730d ago

I don't believe it's that much sold in a day.

mint royale3730d 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?

BigKev453730d ago

Stop hating, Ubiquitious. Grads to IW!

NaiNaiNai3730d ago (Edited 3730d 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.

DaTruth3730d ago (Edited 3730d 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"!

slayorofgods3730d 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.

Alvadr3730d 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!

DaTruth3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

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!


mint royale3730d 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.

Saaking3730d ago (Edited 3730d ago )

holy F$ck! 7 million!!? Damn that's just mind blowing. I don't think it's that high. Maybe 5 million.

Jake11113730d ago

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!!!

sikbeta3730d ago

Why all of you expect, the more hyped game in the entire year

SUP3R3730d ago

From the comments you'd swear this was an Xbox 360 exclusive. lol

vhero3730d 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!

vhero3730d 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.

AAACE53730d ago (Edited 3730d 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!

solidt123730d ago (Edited 3730d 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

bmw693729d ago

That is 27 million shipped to stores, VGChartz counts the number sold to consumers. It's really not that hard?

Ashriel3729d ago


yeah, MAG and BFBC2 are totally innovative games :P

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belal3730d ago

thats carzy man!!!!

but the game is awesome and when the online is fixed soon. the game will rule!

BigKev453730d ago

It does run. Only on the 360.

vhero3730d 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.

raztad3730d ago

7 millions sounds like an awful lot. Too much hype for this game.

Noctis Aftermath3730d ago

Sounds like BS to me, it's the same site that claimed 2mil ODST day 1 sales.

FantasyStar3730d ago

Those number seem weird to me. 7 million on Day 1 is just weird.

Fishy Fingers3730d ago (Edited 3730d 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 :)

The-Warranty3730d ago

Which version are you on?

mikepmcc3730d 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 2nd3730d ago

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.

DaTruth3730d 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!

SUP3R3730d ago

Actually, SONY fans are painting this MW2 360 exclusivity picture.
I rarely comment here, only read and can guarantee that statement.

DaTruth3730d ago (Edited 3730d 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!

Tavaras3729d ago

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?

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