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Modern Warfare 2 Claims Title for Biggest Entertainment Launch

Category: Gaming
Posted: 03:57PM

As many of you probably already know, Infinity Ward released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on November 10, 2009, or 11-10-09. It had pre-orders waiting to be fulfilled and others waiting in lines at stores to try and get their hands on a copy as quickly as possible. The game was long awaited and had followers very excited. Proof of this excitement and large following are shown by the fact that the game has achieved the status of largest entertainment launch ever. This status was previously held by Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto IV which sold 3.6 million copies in the first 24 hours after release. Those copies brought in $310 million in worldwide sales figures. As astounding as those figures are, Modern Warefare 2 topped those pretty well: 4.7 million copies sold in the first 24 hours after release, 1.1 million more than GTA IV, and $310 million in revenue...in the United States and Britain alone. GTA IV brought in a revenue of $310 million worldwide, but Modern Warefare 2 brought in the same in the U.S. and Britain alone! The game appears to be a huge success despite many of the concerns voiced about not providing dedicated servers for the PC version and limiting maps to 18 players.

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bilcliff on November 12, 2009 05:53PM
thats kinda surprising. considering the amount of hype and advertising that went into GTA IV. was MW2 really hyped that much?
ClayMeow on November 13, 2009 02:02PM
Yes, it was hyped a ton. The numbers are a bit misleading though. MW2 had the benefit of a simultaneous multi-platform launch...GTAIV did not.
tkrow21 on November 14, 2009 06:14AM
I doubt the 1.1 million was from PC gamers. It sold a lot, but not 1.1 million in one day a lot.
Waco on November 13, 2009 02:09AM
I'm glad I can say I didn't boost those numbers.
IIAscEndAncYII on November 16, 2009 06:35AM
only took me 6 hours to beat on vet :) lol

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