Activision’s Call of Duty series has been selling like crazy since… well, forever. With all CoD games since Modern Warfare- Modern Warfare, World at War, Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops- selling over 10 million units, and the previous two games in the series- Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops- selling over 20 million units, Call of Duty has to be the highest selling franchise of this generation.
With the arrival of Battlefield 3, however, a huge chop in the sales of Modern Warfare 3 seems imminent. Infinity Ward, however, doesn’t (apparently) care.
“Our 100 per cent focus is making a game that we’re going to love to play, that we’re going to be proud of, and that we know that our fans are going to play,” Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling said in an interview with IGN Australia.
“We don’t care if there are three people playing it or 30 million people playing it. If there are three people having a great time then we’ve done our job correctly and we will be happy.”
Well, I’d be pretty bummed out if one game of my series sold 28 million units, and the next one did not even sell half that much (but even that would be a pretty impressive number).
Watch some multiplayer footage from Modern Warfare 3 here. It looks very good, honestly.
Battlefield 3 seems to be selling pretty well already, close to a month before its release. Analysts believe it has crossed 1.5 million pre-orders already.
Want to know which game to buy between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3? You can read out shootout here, which, hopefully, will help you decide better.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releases on November 8 for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii and DS, with Treyarch and N+ handling the Wii and DS versions respectively.
Stay tuned to GB for more info.