The "juggernaut" continues.
In a statement from mega retailer GameStop today, it was revealed that Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts is on track to become the most pre-ordered video game of 2013. Here's part of the comment:
"Call of Duty is an entertainment juggernaut and cultural phenomenon. We are excited for the upcoming release of the new installment of this blockbuster franchise, Call of Duty: Ghosts. …we look forward to celebrating the worldwide November launch of this great game that is on track to be the most preordered title of the year."
There had been a chance that Grand Theft Auto V might outstrip this year's CoD effort in the pre-order category, but that probably won't happen. Last month, Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed that Ghosts pre-orders were well behind the record-setting pace of Black Ops II , but even that slide isn't enough to relinquish the pre-order crown.
GameStop also announced a partnership with rapper Eminem. His new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, arrives on November 5, which is the launch date for Ghosts . So, those who pre-order the game will also receive a code that lets them download a special edition of the album for only $8.99. That offer will be redeemable through November 19, so you don't have to act too fast. Besides, if you've got the game pre-ordered, you'll have it long before the 19th, right?
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Ghosts