Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Shatters All Sales Records, Surprises No One

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Shatters All Sales Records, Surprises No One

More than 6.5 million people bought copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in the US and UK in the first 24 hours of its release, Activision said today.

That makes it the largest entertainment launch in history, with sales of more than $US400 million. That topples last year’s record-breaking release of Call of Duty: Black Ops, which managed to sell 5.6 million copies the day it went on sale. That means Black Ops sold $US360 million worth of copies in its first 24 hours of release in the US and UK. That compared to the $US310 million that Modern Warfare 2 pulled in two years ago by selling 4.7 million copies.


  • It’s surpising how a game that has bought nothing new to it’s franchise for atleast 5 years, has mediocre graphics and an awful story manages to sell 6.5 million copies. I guess 12 year olds just buy this game to fit in..

      • Rob, its the mario kart of shooters, and its fun. You must know that the average age of purchasers isn’t 12. Try not to be so condescending please.

      • There’s a difference. Zelda is a one-time purchase with no DLC, and is actually worth buying. Don’t compare COD to Zelda, it’s like comparing a 1965 Ford Mustang to, say, a Toyota Camry

    • did you actually played the first modern warfare?

      a game is a game, with such “mediocre” graphics, i won’t complain, considering i still think the graphics of dune 2 is still good

      it is also a lesson to other devs, graphics is not everything nowadays

      • While I agree that a game is a game, you’d think that the developers would at least up the effort in terms of the graphics and gameplay at least once over the past 5 years? Every Call of Duty game uses an engine based on IdTech 3, which was made in 1999. Its almost 2012 now.

    • CoD is the ultimate non-gamers’ game. Even all the jocks I know think it’s “cool” to play CoD, and non-gamers or casual gamers couldn’t care less if they’re getting the same experience year after year and couldn’t care less if a much better game is shoved in their face. It’s just, “oh, new CoD game, I must buy it”.

    • To be honest 5 years ago CoD3 was had just came out, compare that to CoD4 and saying it’s the same, well no, theres a reason CoD became so popular between the two games, something must’ve been different. Then further yourself to how much MW2 changed CoD..

  • im surprised a bit to be honest. i know a LOT of people who were not excited for mw3 and didnt buy it, who usually would. many chose to get battlefield (like myself) instead, or even skyrim.

    while i know the numbers behind call of duty are massive, i thought there would have been SOME decrease in numbers, not an increase.

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