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Modern Warfare 3 Sets Sales Record

According to Activision, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has set a sales record, selling 6.5 million units in the U.S. and U.K. in under 24 hours:

Santa Monica, CA - November 11, 2011 - Shattering its own day-one sales records, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced that its highly-anticipated Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 has become the biggest entertainment launch ever with an estimated sell-through of more than $400 million and more than 6.5 million units in North America and the United Kingdom alone in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Charttrack and retail customer sell-through information.

This marks the third consecutive year that the Call of Duty franchise has set day one launch records across all forms of entertainment, something no other entertainment franchise in any medium has ever accomplished. Last year, in North America and the United Kingdom, Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops™ had estimated day-one sell-through of $360 million and in 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, set day-one records with estimated sell through of $310 million, according to Charttrack and retail customer sell-through information.

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15. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Sets Sales Record Nov 12, 2011, 14:37 saluk
 
Quake all the way. Unreal is to "sports"-y.

But BF3 and MW3, as much as EA wants you to think BF3 is in the same category, are very different games. Should never be mentioned in the same sentance, unless you are talking about the BF3 campaign, which should never be mentioned period.

I know at some point I will play the MW3 campaign, I've had a good time with their campaigns up till now, but I wont be buying it until its on sale. I'm not a big fan of the modern warfare multiplayer either. But that's obviously just me. 6.5 million in 24 hours, that's just crazy.
 
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