When Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 smashed records on it’s release 2 weeks ago, it took it over $500 million in just 5 days. This took the game sliding past previous records for both books and film. Obviously, this gave Activision one heck of a soundbite, “The biggest entertainment launch in history”.
After a little time spent counting their money, Activision stated that the Call of Duty franchise has pulled in over $3 billion since the first game came out in 2003. However, it has been the last 3 games that have really turned Call of Duty from a great shooter to a truly incredible one. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sold 14 million units, and it’s successor, World at War, did well too, selling 11 million units.
Although Activision has yet to release an official statement of the total number of copies of Modern Warfare 2 sold, it did say that 4.7 million units were sold in the first 24 hours after release alone. This brought the company in a cool $310 million.
You can read our review of Modern Warfare 2 here. This game truly earned a 10 out of 10 rating. In fact, all the hype surrounding the game’s release was well deserved, and this is not a game you will want to miss. Even if you are not a fan of first-person-shooters and/or not a fan of the Call of Duty franchise, you should check out Modern Warfare 2. The single player campaign with leave you with a memorable experience, while the Spec-ops modes will challenge you and multiplayer will provide endless hours of fun.Was it worth the score? Look inside to find out!
We also reported a few days ago that MW 2 sold better on the 360 than on the PS3. After Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold closer to 5 million copies on the launch day it self, it not only broke records, but it sold more on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 compared to the PlayStation 3. According to Dennis Durkin of Interactive Entertainment Business, the Xbox 360 version of the record breaking game has sold more than the double of what has been sold on the PlayStation 3.
So how’s that for one franchise?