Latest Call of Duty day-one sales hit $400m
6.5m copies sold
Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has rung up sales totalling $400m (£250m) during the game's first day on sale.
MW3 arrived in the shops on Tuesday, and after 24 hours on sale, 6.5m copies had been sold in the UK and North America.
EA's Battlefield 3 took a week to reach 5m units. EA and Activision have been sniping at each other for the past few months, each trying to position their respective games as the best modern war first-person shooter.
MW3's sales revenues eclipse those of the previous installment in the Call of Duty series, Black Ops, which yielded day-one sales of $390m.
The new game's success will go some way to compensate Activision for the decline in World of Warcraft revenues it's been experiencing of late. ®
BF3 is going nowhere near my machine until EA get rid of that piece of crappy spyware you have to install with it.
BLOps was Infinty Ward.
IW and Activision take it in turns to release COD titles.
any normal techie knows just to close the window... not rocket science.... or are you on console?
and you cant class a whole game down to lobby.. but then again no real FPS player plays on console. i will stick with superb gfx and 64 players thanks :)
i have to say i dont like battelog - seems like a faff to me
Wait for the complaints about network performance in multiplayer; that'll be along next.
Hopefully they learned something from Black-ops. I basically stopped playing, it was so bad.
Dammit, don't these people know there's a RECESSION on!!!
/Sun mode off