Modern Warfare 2 Caps the Competition’s Ass with $310 Million in one Day

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You probably don’t need me to tell you that Infinity Ward’s “Modern Warfare 2″ sold like hotcakes on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you had tried to log into the multiplayer servers on Wednesday via the Playstation Network, you wouldn’t have been able to. (People with the shitty 360 didn’t seem to have issues, but then again, who plays on a shitty 360 anyway?) Why the server issues? One word: players. Lots and lots of players flooding the servers all at once trying to get a piece of some “MW” deathmatch goodness. Reports have “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2″ selling over 4.7 million copies in just the U.S. and UK on its first day of release, a lot of that coming from pre-orders. That translates into over $310 million for game maker Activision, making “MW2″ the bestselling game launch of 2009.

“MW2′s” 4.7 million copies easily beat out 2008′s best-selling title, “Grand Theft Auto IV”, which moved 3.7 million units in its first day on its way to a whopping $500 million in sales in just its first week of release. The previous record holder before that was Microsoft’s “Halo 3″ in 2007, which moved 3.3 million units in its first day on its way to $300 million in its first week. By comparison, “MW2″ has already surpassed “Halo 3′s” entire first-week sales in just one day.

Gaming insiders predict that “MW2″ will move 12 million units between now and the end of December (Christmas gifts, anyone?). If the game comes anywhere close to that number, it will mean Infinity Ward’s latest shooter has surpassed the $1 billion dollar mark by the end of 2009.

Hurry up, dammit, before they run out of Modern Warfare 2 copies!

Hurry up, dammit, before they run out of Modern Warfare 2 copies!

Author: Nix

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  • 360user

    360 worked fine because we have a halfway decent connection and dont steal our local McDonald”s free Wi-Fi connection

  • 360user

    360 worked fine because we have a halfway decent connection and dont steal our local McDonald”s free Wi-Fi connection

  • http://www.thefilmfiend.com/ Todd

    Console animosity always makes me chuckle. Plays your games and be happy, that’s my motto.

  • http://www.thefilmfiend.com Todd

    Console animosity always makes me chuckle. Plays your games and be happy, that’s my motto.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I’ll get me a 360 when the price drops again. Until then my eyes are on the PS3. Awesome game system AND BluRay for the price of just a BluRay, or cheaper. But this is crazy. The game is nuclear. ANyone get the special edition with Nightvision goggles?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      The PS3 is the way to go if you actually care about actually enjoying the full quality of your games, graphics-wise, which I do given that I spent all that money on a LCD widescreen. My nephew recently bought a 360 and was playing “Halo” on it, and really, the difference in quality between the two systems is astounding. I felt like I was playing a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis all over again on the 360. And oh yeah, the Blu-ray stuff. Can’t forget that.

  • Dedpool

    I’ll get me a 360 when the price drops again. Until then my eyes are on the PS3. Awesome game system AND BluRay for the price of just a BluRay, or cheaper. But this is crazy. The game is nuclear. ANyone get the special edition with Nightvision goggles?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

      The PS3 is the way to go if you actually care about actually enjoying the full quality of your games, graphics-wise, which I do given that I spent all that money on a LCD widescreen. My nephew recently bought a 360 and was playing “Halo” on it, and really, the difference in quality between the two systems is astounding. I felt like I was playing a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis all over again on the 360. And oh yeah, the Blu-ray stuff. Can’t forget that.

  • !_!

    !!! i did not know you were a sonyfanboy?? for i to am a sonyfanboy, hit me up with your psn, lets play some socom or uncharted2, i wont get MW2 till they sell more of those FRAGNSTEIN controllers

  • !_!

    !!! i did not know you were a sonyfanboy?? for i to am a sonyfanboy, hit me up with your psn, lets play some socom or uncharted2, i wont get MW2 till they sell more of those FRAGNSTEIN controllers

  • J. James

    Nix nailed it! PS3 is the way to go if you actually care about the full scope of gaming! PS3 as far as quality, blows 360 outta this planet!! Sony, when on their game, can’t be messed with! Once again, Nix nailed it!!!

  • J. James

    Nix nailed it! PS3 is the way to go if you actually care about the full scope of gaming! PS3 as far as quality, blows 360 outta this planet!! Sony, when on their game, can’t be messed with! Once again, Nix nailed it!!!