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Activision : Modern Warfare 2 sells 4.7 million day one in US and UK

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FPS sequel has become the biggest launch in history across all forms of entertainment.

Activision has announced that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has become the biggest launch in history across all forms of entertainment, with estimated sell-through sales of $310 million in North America and the UK alone in the first 24 hours.

In its first day the game sold approximately 4.7 million copies in North America and the UK, according to internal Activision estimates.

"The Call of Duty franchise has become a cultural phenomenon showing the power of video games as an entertainment medium," said Mike Griffith, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. "The shattering of these entertainment records is a testament to the compelling, cinematic and uniquely engaging experience that the Call of Duty brand delivers. Modern Warfare 2 has taken interactive experience to unprecedented heights setting a new standard for entertainment."

Yesterday ELSPA announced it estimated day one sales of the game in the UK at 1.23 million units.

 

http://www.videogamer.com/

 



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Only 3.5mil copies in America for both PS3 and 360? Thought it would be more :|.



Battlefield Bad Company 2 > Modern Warfare 2

Was VGChartz counting more countries than NA and UK in their estimations?



@jagged

they always do



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Interesting. IGN has an article claiming its possible the game could sell 12 million in a week. Lets see who is right.



@dolemit3 - how?

North America + UK isn't the world!



ioi said:
@dolemit3 - how?

North America + UK isn't the world!

yeah, everyone knows the world is made up of only america.  xD



Well, with Activision's internal numbers, the worldwide figure is probably closer to 6 million, meaning that the first day estimates were too generous. Just not as low as 5 million though.



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ioi said:
@dolemit3 - how?

North America + UK isn't the world!

BUT the rest of the WW succeed to make 3M copies ?

seriously ?



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