Activision have been around for a long, long time. Longer than pre-orders have. So when Activision come out and say that Modern Warfare 2 has more of them than any other game in company history, that's a lot.
That's more than any previous Guitar Hero game. More than any previous Call of Duty game. More than any... Pitfall game. Seeing as the last Modern Warfare game has already sold around 14 million copies, that has this one on track to sell, well, around that many again. Maybe even more. Which is an awful lot of copies.
The news was disclosed as part of Activision's earnings results today, along with the announcement that there are two downloadable map packs planned for the game.
Speaking of pre-orders, Activision also revealed that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 sits at #5 on Activision's all-time pre-order chart. Not as impressive a statistic as Modern Warfare's, but then it does show that the game's not flying under as many people's radars as we'd first thought.