Pre-orders are always a big deal for GameStop, which is why they should probably send a "thank you" note to Activision.

According to a statement made by executive vice president of merchandising and marketing for GameStop, Tony Bartel, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now officially the most pre-ordered title in the retailer's history. It seems GameStop has raked in around 2.5 million total pre-orders just in the US alone, and as Bartel told USA Today , "the number of pre-order reservations we've taken for the game is the highest for any title we've ever sold in our 6,200-store network." In more good news for huge holiday titles, GameStop is also reporting that reservations for Assassin's Creed II are up 10-20% over the original title, which launched back in 2007. That may not be too significant, though, if you factor in the gigantic difference in the PS3 user base between then and now… But it's still good to see and let's not forget that the first Creed ended up selling over 8 million copies when it was projected to sell only about 3 million. Yeah, it's clearly a good time to be a gamer.

Of course, Activision is still saying that Modern Warfare 2 will not only become the best-selling video game of all time, but it will also have the single biggest entertainment-related launch ever (including movies, music, books, etc.). At this rate, it just might happen.

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

F………T………L

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

what you said!?!?


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/3/2009 12:21:49 PM

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

Agreed LV…very much so. A win for Activision is a lose for everyone else imo.

bomba2812
bomba2812
11 years ago

so you're saying you want modern warfare 2 to be fail

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

You Ticked about no dedicated servers and full price tag?

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

this game is going to be awsome. it looks a lot better than the first one FTW!

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Do no want CoD is fail

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

@ Bomba2812 – Oh, MW2 is already fail, just wish everyone else saw things the same way I did….in this particular case anyway.

Hexen – Yeah, no dedicated servers = Shit game to me. Couldn't give a rats ass about it now.

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

I pre-ordered it, but not from GameStop. I don't trust that grease pit.

It's gonna be fun getting in on this game from launch time.

SILVERAMMO
SILVERAMMO
11 years ago

i agree i preorderd mine at gamecrazy….. i stopped preordering there after a game came out they told me their copies didnt arrive happened two times with two gamed

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

Silverammo- thats crazy we have completely different stories. i only order from gamestop. i pre ordered from best buy once and my game didnt show up for 2 days, that was COD: MW. then i tried play n trade, and not only did it not show up but they pre ordered the 360 version of army of two for me.

gamestop has not let me down not once. today could be a test though, ussually they have my games i pre-ordered in by 9, and dragon age has yet to show up! uh-oh! then again its only 10:30 here on the west coast so…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Grease pit, superlol.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

Activision is sounding rather cocky. Hopefully this game brings it.

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

The bigger Activision becomes, the more I dislike them. They're turning into the old EA (and even Sony at one point).

I'd like to see a large publisher buy Infinity Ward. Someone like Square-Enix.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

IW is probably worth more than SE is right now

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

Am I the only one that does not go Baaaa?

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

nope, you're not alone

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

i'm here too 🙂

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Same.

chewy102
chewy102
11 years ago

(shakes head) This is starting to look like the 80s. All of the good/great games over all platforms being replaced with more expensive utter crap one at a time. Back then Nintendo was the one that saved video games, and I thank them for that. But now if crap like this keeps getting shoved down our throats what happened in the 80s will happen again. I just hope we can trust that Sony to keep up with their momentum and produce game after game that can be truly be called "next gen".

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

If you believe Modern Warfare 2 is "utter crap," you need to straighten your brain out.

Dislike it all you want; this is HARDLY the same situation as the '80s. Maybe you hadn't noticed, but the best games of every year also have the highest sales numbers. Last I checked, that's a GOOD thing.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 11/3/2009 12:30:15 PM

chewy102
chewy102
11 years ago

I called MW2 crap because it does not deserve most of it's hype or price. The gameplay might be good (MW was till it got hacked) but gameplay alone shouldn't make the game good. The SP is going to be under 10 hours, MP is going to have the same feel as MW, kill streak perks are just stupid IMO (why punish a losing team), and since it's the same engine Id bet almost anything that most of the old hacks STILL in MW can and will be used within a month in MW2.

Im just one man stating an opinion. I respect that you don't share it but my post wasn't just about MW2. It was about how the gaming industry is starting to look like dark clouds in the distance. First it was the Wii and all of its mass selling shovel-ware and costly attachments that did nothing. Then M$ dumping all but a few first party devs for timed exclusives and exclusive DLC. And now things like Halo3-ODST, MW2, L4D2, RE5 (the versus mode), and most sports games are telling devs and publishers that they can and will make huge profits for something that is little more than a pait job or new in game toys.

Call me a nut/mental if you want. Im just saying what Im seeing, and it doesn't look like any form of a good thing to me if stuff like this keeps up. But Im arguing with an admin, no way in hell I stand a chance.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

You're entitled to your opinion. Everyone is.

But I think you're being far too negative. It'd be one thing if the mass-market games were inferior products, thereby bringing everything down with a developer's realization that gamers are willing to eat up mediocrity by the shovelful. But that has never been the case. Poor games perform poorly on sales charts.

It's difficult for me to be anything but hopeful for the future after the high of playing Uncharted 2. Furthermore, with games in the future like God of War III, Gran Turismo 5, Alan Wake, Heavy Rain, and Final Fantasy XIII, I really don't see how the influx of casual/mainstream gamers is having any impact whatsoever on the inherent quality and growth of the industry's products.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

What happened in the 80s?

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

The game IS inferior Ben. Pretty graphics don't make a game. Period. As we progress through each iteration of CoD, Activision and IW detract from what worked previously, and warp it into something terrible…perks….in a realistic FPS??? Are you kidding me??? No dedicated servers? Yeah, those two alone make it inferior. CoD 1:UO never needed stupid gimmicks to be successful…cause it was just a great game.

chewy102
chewy102
11 years ago

Snake.

In the mid (?) 80s the entire video game industry almost died due to lack of quality games (no joke, it was very close). Most systems back then could allow anyone to make a halfass game and sell it without a single quality test at full price. If Nintendo didn't have such a grip on what games where released on the NES and didn't have their official seal of quality, there wouldn't be any video game industry today.

Im not one to quote about this anyway, I was to young to remember most of the 80s. There a few books about video game history (Wiki might have the information)and they can tell the story much better than I. That's where I got most of my information from, so I highly suggest that you look it up.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Holy Fail.

at least I never going to buy that crap.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/3/2009 11:37:53 AM

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

holy fail on your part 😉

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Holy Fail If I buy something I don't like.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

no holy fail for calling it crap!

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

Enough, if you're not buying it and consider it crap, why oh why are you posting multiple times in multiple threads stating that fact. It shouldn't matter to you as much as it apparently does.

Yes, you are entitled to your opinion, but please HAVE an opinion. "I'm not buying that crap!" is not an opinion. Why don't you like it? Have you played it? Oh, all games in a genre are all the same, I almost forgot.

I understand that some people don't get excited for certain types of games, but don't write off every game in that genre.

For the record, no, I'm not buying this right off, maybe a little down the road. FPS's are not my first love unless they do something special that appeals to me. I loved Killzone 2, but haven't played it in forever due to other games that appeal to me more like Batman AA, and Uncharted 1&2.

I'm not a fan of top-down RTS's, they do almost nothing for me. But I don't go into threads concerning StarCraft 2 and call it crap. I know it's not crap, I'm sure it's a well made game, just not for me. In those cases I just close the article and move on. Why can't you let it go. You don't like it, you say you don't like it (over and over,) but you don't say why, so who cares?

lol, sorry for the rant. Game on.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

bearbobby @ I already tried to have a formal discussion with FPS fanboys but I got tired they never learn so I just post for the lulz…but at the same time its my opinion so sorry if you get offended.

Godslim @ with you I can't be serious you are a fanboy of this genre.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/3/2009 4:03:58 PM

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

Not offended, just slightly annoyed.

"I just post for the lulz…"

This is called "trolling," don't be that guy. lol

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

_██_
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sir.

you offended me.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/3/2009 6:07:30 PM

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

no i am not a fan boy of the genre my fav game series happens to be mgs i stand up for it because u troll against in EVERY single post about cod!

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

blah blah blah yeah you always try to defend yourself talking about Metal Gear like if that would give you weigh to your words.

stand up? that sounds like you are a fanboy .

I'm sure you always get angry when someone talks bad about Call of Duty.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/4/2009 12:59:28 PM

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

u sir FAIL!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Yeah, I wish I could comprehend the hype that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 are getting. I don't care for either game. I'm more interested in Demon's Souls, Dragon Age: Origins and *GASP* DJ Hero as my future purchases, not these two super-hyped games.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Dumb-Down gameplay for mass appeal.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

The gameplay is not really being Dumb-Down; it's just the features(for PC at least).

BlackBriar
BlackBriar
11 years ago

Gamestop Is the worst! Its really hurting and not helping


Last edited by BlackBriar on 11/3/2009 12:05:31 PM

Silent_J
Silent_J
11 years ago

Im 1 in that 2.5million pre-orders cause I started a little late playing call of duty MW which IMO is a good game.

yeh gamestop does suck ass.I just stared pre-ordering games from Amazon like the god of war collection


Last edited by Silent_J on 11/3/2009 12:10:26 PM

BlackBriar
BlackBriar
11 years ago

The gamestop I know, their rude and dont really help and seem they really hate their jobs. I feel bad, That company doesn't give a crap about them, their expandable and they easily could get another fan of video games to fill in, that's why I hate Lamestop the most. It's sad

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

@ JN_fromGT

Hence why this game will only be a rental for me, not interested in the MP when BFBC2 is on the horizon. Is a lot of cash for 10 hours of entertainment at most.

BlackBriar
BlackBriar
11 years ago

It's an 10 hour game. Your going to beat it in day and half and for some in a single day.

Silent_J
Silent_J
11 years ago

yes thats true the single player is gonna be played out very fast but the online multiplayer where most of my time is gonna be spent.

OxyFenix
OxyFenix
11 years ago

I already knew this would happen. Whenever anything gets to be this famous, a lot of people get sick of hearing it. Some just suck at CoD period, and others are just too deep in their nonconformist world. Now you hear all the hating and demeaning comments about the game. When probably half the people who are hating on it now used to absolutely LOVE the game a year ago. People create hype and fame just to destroy it.

It's modernwarfare 2 guys, give infinity ward some credit, not Activision or the media who elevated and hype things up even more.

www
www
11 years ago

Exactly what I was about to say!
Same people that build you up like to bring you down. Same way GTA is also getting hate. Same way the Xbots who used to be PS loyalists hate the PS3 cause it came late with a hefty price tag.

Slimcere
Slimcere
11 years ago

Couldn't have said it better


Last edited by Slimcere on 11/3/2009 3:16:53 PM

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

Great posts guys. People just like to go against the grain sometimes even if they like what is popular. I, for one HATE to like what is "in" but I'll never compromise my true feelings in spite of myself. That is just poser.

It is a great game I like Cod because it is a good product. It's MUCH akin to an Xbot because they forever defend and reason not to admit a superior product is to be had. Stop the delusion. Either you plain out suck at FPS's, you dislike the genre or you are just a brash HATER.