Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series has once again broken media records. The best part about the 3rd installment is that the records it broke were established by its predecessor.
Last week it sold 6.5 million copies of the game for a profit of $400 million during its launch weekend alone. That was a new a sales record.
It did not stop there for the hot FPS. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is now the fastest-selling video game in history. Even the beloved Grand Theft Auto did not sell this well. In just one week on the market Modern Warfare to sold a ridicules 12.3 million copies. That easily makes it the biggest launch of all time in volume. In terms of cash that one week is estimated to be $738 million in revenue for Activision.
The game was released to every system at $60 a pop. Leading all sales was the Xbox 360 version of the game with over 7 million copies sold. The PS3 sold 4.8 million copies the Wii and the PC had the rest of the sales. Side note: Who would why this game on a non HD, limited control Wii? The 7 million copies sold on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is a new sales record for game on one single system. The record had belonged to Call of Duty: Black Ops that had sold 5.8 million.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a great game that actully lives up to the hype. Its a must buy for anyone.