Modern Warfare 2 By The Xbox Live Numbers

Luke already pointed out that Modern Warfare 2 is an entertainment industry record setter, so today's Activision confirmation isn't too surprising. But the Xbox Live numbers included along with that confirmation sure are.

More than 2.2 gamers logged more than 5.2 million multiplayer hours playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the first day alone, a new one-day Xbox Live record. Those gamers managed to unlock more than 11 million achievements in that day as well.

Pretty crazy.

If you missed Luke's excellent article comparing Modern Warfare 2 to other entertainment properties, you should go have a read. Today Activision says that their game pulled in an estimated $US550 million in its first five days.

That's compared to:

The largest reported five-day opening worldwide box office gross figures, held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($394 million)

The largest reported five-day opening domestic box office gross figures, held by The Dark Knight ($203.8 million)

The largest reported five-day worldwide video game sales record, previously held by Grand Theft Auto IV (six million units, $US500 million)

The largest reported opening first-day domestic box office gross figures, held by The Dark Knight ($66.4 million)

The largest reported first-day book sales in dollars, held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ($220 million)

The largest reported first-day worldwide video game sales record, previously held by Grand Theft Auto IV (3.6 million units, $US310 million)

Pretty impressive.


Comments

    2.2 gamers unlocked 1 million achievements? Now that IS impressive.

    would one of the 2.2 gamers have, like, extra limbs of bits of his conjoined twin's fetus on his face to make him 1.2 of a person? Or is there an actual 1/50th of a person somewhere playing MW2? Is he an arm and a tongue with an eye at the end of a finger? I think this article seems to miss that this is more impressive than how much money the game made.

    On a less sarcastic note, does this mean that as well as a call of duty game every year, we'll now get a Modern Warfare game as well?

      he doesn't need the eye, with auto aim on you can play with your eyes closed

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