The best selling game right out of the gate thus far this generation? Grand Theft Auto IV . But if early projections are correct, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will not only top that record; it'll shatter it.

According to early projections , Infinity Ward's excellent shooter has already sold 7 million copies worldwide on Day 1 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. About 4.2 million have been sold in the Americas (3.7 million in the US), and the rest have been scattered throughout Europe. Not surprisingly, the Xbox 360 version definitely leads the way; the projected first-week numbers put the 360 in front at 5.5 million and the PS3 at 3.3 million…those are serious stats, people. Analysts have been expecting Modern Warfare 2 to sell 14 million copies before the year is out and at this rate, that could certainly happen (provided sales remain strong into December). All told, the first week of the game's availability could result in close to 10 million copies sold and that alone is enough to drop one's jaw. Obviously, this is a title that will appeal to the multiplayer lovers out there, although you can bet the single-player campaign isn't anything to sneeze at.

We're towards the tail end of our in-depth analysis of Modern Warfare 2 so you can expect our review very soon. Might it be capable of snagging a super high score…?

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

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SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Wow! 7 million! Would this game be good for people who don't really enjoy fps games?

I made a ps3 news site just now(yourps3news.webs.com). It fails, i know. I want to be like Ben when i grow up lol. 8D

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

its similar to Halo ODST some new 5 hours sp but with an update on mp.

so isn't good for people that don't enjoy fps.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/11/2009 10:35:26 PM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Oxvial what? lol it's great for any gamer looking for easy fun. MW is pretty pickup and play.

Multiplayer is very addictive like an RPG.

The_R0gue_Ninja
The_R0gue_Ninja
11 years ago

And the Special Ops, co-op section of the game adds much more replay value to a game that already has long-lasting appeal!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

It's very simular to Halo: ODST… diffrent SP with added Co-op and same MP

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

cuiel-

its an FPS plain and simple. what they did with the MP this time around tho with what they have to work with is amazing. its not only new and fresh but its alot different. they added so much stuff i dont even know which guns i wanna use anymore, i literally scramble through my classes trying to choose all the time because each one is so much more significant.

the MP is in no way the same. if you think it is then you havnt played it. maybe you have but… point is they made it bigger and better and ill defend it all day, cus i once was a MW whore. everything i wanted them to add or simple improve on they did. its a better game bottom line.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

@Oxvial

By that statement I know you play your games on easy. Go Veteran and you'll get 8+hours. BTW because you hate so much I can tell you probably suck at FPSs so you might get 12+hrs if you go Vet.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

why almost all FPS fans say something like''you hate the game because you suck on it'' ????

that don't make sense I enjoy playing Blazblue and Demons Souls and I lose and die a bunch of times but I still love them.

I know what are you trying to say with the difficult ..but choosing a more hard one doesn't really make the game more longer .

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

if oxvial goes veteran hell die atleast 400 times i put money on it! the game is rediculously hard but in a realistic manner. the AI is as good as in KZ2, they really put the smack down on you!

hell be playing for the rest of his life if he plays on veteran!

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

hell be ''playing for the rest of his life'' if he plays on veteran!

Plz don't scare me like that again.


Last edited by Oxvial on 11/12/2009 6:25:24 PM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

dont be scared, im inviting you to try it! 😉

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

5.5 to 3.3? thats really not bad for ps3 sales all things considering.

With that said, it should be Uncharted 2 getting these numbers, not this.

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

I'm surprise as well.


Last edited by shindelion on 11/11/2009 9:58:35 PM

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

Uncharted 2 will never get close to these numbers since it's a PS3 exclusive and 'most" PS3 owners care more about third party games than in house titles.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

hexen-

seems to me that sony thrives on its first party games, as well as there consumers. just my opinion though, i think i know what your aying though, i think…

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

HeXen, you couldn't have said it any better.

Cavan
Cavan
11 years ago

5.5 + 3.3 million copies, isnt that 8.8 million sold and thats not including any pc sales, thought it was 7 million sold??

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

@ Cavan,

Yeah. The math doesn't add up.

nad
nad
11 years ago

thats for the entire 1st week
7 million is just for day 1


Last edited by nad on 11/12/2009 4:48:18 PM

Gogaku
Gogaku
11 years ago

Sigh… Ok, it's cool that any video game can sell at this caliber, but seriously… Call of Duty? There are tons of better titles out there. To me, CoD is just another FPS that people for some reason go crazy for. I don't get it, and I probably never will…
But then again, I never understood the GTA-hype either, so maybe I'm the strange one, lol.


Last edited by Gogaku on 11/11/2009 10:16:12 PM

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

No, your not. I agree with you 100%. Even with the gta part.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I agree with you too… its madness I tell you… madness!

Q!

"i am home"

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Madness? THIS…IS….

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

SPPPAARRTTAAA!

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

You are obviously a single player whore if you think CoD doesn't deserve to sell this much.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I don't understand, why do people wait in line to get the game. They are obviously a large fan of the game, but not large enough to preorder it?

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

actually, gamestop didnt let that happen for MW2. they told the people who didnt have them preordered to go home because there wasnt enough "free" copies for them.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

7 million, man that's insane. How many copies will be sold in Japan? 7 total? lol

Anywho, it is rather amazing what mainstream appeal and a fool at the helm (Kotick) can do with the hype machine.

People loved the hell out of Tickle-Me-Elmo too though.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

I'm disappointed with all those 7 million people.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

lol, that dude in your avatar has a disappointed look on his face too, it just fits. 🙂

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Yhea, it does fit perfectly… I feel Killzone 2 is way ahead though; and so will Killzone 3 be …just waiting!

Q!

"i am home"

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

you guys crack me up! just play the game its great, actually do what you like but please just take a gander at it! the campaign is sick, full of acttion (o the snow mobile part made me wet myself) ;), and cinematics, quick time events, and its fun and simply great! i was off the hype train, as this game got closer and closer, and news of KZ3 came about i lost ineterst. and then hearing the campaign was as short as it is, i almost flipped and said its not worth it. but i went picked it up started playing and its as good as i wanted it to be when i first thought there should be a MW:2.

really i mean i guess you can wait for the review to come in, and if it gets a low score here (which im not assuming it will btw, i think itll score high actually just saying for all the poor sports out there!), there will be followers who then continue to bash it. but for 1 sec. be a gamer, and look at what this game brings! really!

this whole debate over FPS suck but KZ is awesome, and KZ is much better than MW is starting to resemble the 360 vs PS3 fanboy debate. yes i will admit i enjoyed KZ2 much better than MW, but MW2 is right up there with it, and all 3 games are worth playing! and trust me MW:2 is a huge step abover MW, so its not a expansion or anything! infinity ward did an excellent job.

and if i mihgt add one more little tib bit, the spec ops mode is absolutely amazing with a friend. its split screen and online. but holy crap it makes the game 10x more valuable, in my eyes!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 11/12/2009 3:58:09 AM

smileylyon
smileylyon
11 years ago

If you're not into FPS online, then this game should be a rent. About 6 hours for the single player campaign! But for those 7 million+ gamers who've already bought it, well, have fun! I'll be playing Borderlands and Dragon Age! Oh! And let's not forget Ratchet & Clank!

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

Those numbers are amazing. 3.3 million on PS3 in the first week? Killzone 2 has only sold just over 2 million and came out in February, which is respectable, but pales in comparison.

Uncharted 2 1.38 million as of now.


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/11/2009 10:58:11 PM

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

but we all know that having the better sales numbers doesnt mean its better in quality.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
11 years ago

Johnld, that is a bit of the point.

I looooved Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2, what was not to love right? I never played MW1, but I played CODWorld at War, and instead of having a lot of fun, mid way through, I felt like I was just playing to get through it to the end, there was not much motivation other than that.

And if you are eluding that K2 and U2 are better quality (and I would agree), then the masses must put less emphasis on quality. Perhaps it is simply the name they are going after. Or they surrendered to the hype machine/mass advertisement blitz that is MW2.

Now, the real question is, would Guerilla or Naughty Dog trade Infinity's sales numbers for their own identity as having made a quality game? I realize, they would say "I want both", but for the sake of discussion, you can only have one.

I would say they would go for the sales numbers. Reputation and pats on the back for having superior quality games only gets you so far. Having the reputation of spitting out blockbuster sales numbers is KING.


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/12/2009 10:21:07 AM

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

I agree, MWN. I think the vast majority of console owners don't visit sites, or even know about the latest exclusives. The have a system and a copy of COD because it's the fad at school, or in the dormitories, just as World pointed out about the Tickle-Me-Elmo. The basic problem with a fad, is it is over just as another one starts. However, COD may last for a while.

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

just an fyi, modern warfare 2 online is a lot of fun. the only thing is that its really unforgiving to the lower lever players. They put you up against higher level guys, around 50 and you get bombarded with air strikes, hovering helicopter and planes. i can see why beginners wouldnt like the game. it does get better though.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

Ah, so much for battlefield outselling mw2. lol

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

I was looking around at other websites and i read the typical fanboy crap like, MW2 is going to sell more on the 360 than ps3 and psn service is crap online thats why we couldnt play MW2 online. My only answers were 1. duh, because theres more 360s out there than ps3 both working and broken. 2. servers went down because there were TOO MANY people that want to play it online, think about that. They underestimated the amount of people playing the game and screwed up their servers.


Last edited by johnld on 11/11/2009 11:18:29 PM

___________
___________
11 years ago

HOLY JESUS FU**ING CHRIST!
i knew activision had a cash cow on their hands, but god i dident think it would be that large.
another prime example that a great game does not ensure high sales.
wonder how many of those will be traded in by the end of the week, got rid of mine today and EB had like 40 of them with preowned stickers on them.
EB should be taken to the cleaners charging 100 bucks for this and giving the seller 60 bucks.
there needs to be a cap on how much they can mark up the price, thats just pathetic.
you buy a game, in 3 days it depreciates by 50% than they take that, and put it back up for sale at 100 bucks.
how can a item depreciate 50% in 3 days?
not even alfa romeos depreciate that much!

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

"A sacred Cash-Cow, with sickly tiiits, dripping temptation for hypocriiiites!" >.<

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

everything deprecaiates tht much. were actually both exxagerating. my buddy just traded in NFS: shift and got 35 bucks i think, so yeah its close to 50% but not quite. but the point is that game has been out for a month or so now, i think it could have been around 50 bucks still after three days. i think it deends on the game.

point is cars, atvs, motocycles, they all drop dramatically in what there worth soon as you take it off the lot. sucks but its true.

___________
___________
11 years ago

nowhere near that much though.
as i said game retailers should be restricted to how much they can mark up the price.
trade in MW2 now and EB will give you 60 bucks but than charge 100+ for it.
thats fu**ing bullcrap if you ask me, how is that fair?
a 40 buck profit, is that large enough for you EB you greedy money grubbing bastards.
if jbhifi offered the 7 day money back thingy EB would go out of bizzo before you can say bull honkey!

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

LMAO!!!! 7 million sold on day 1 6500000 returned on day 2

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

haha your so funny….not!

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

Actually, about 30 people on my friends list did return MW2 because of all the crap, and alot of people on their friends list returned it too. And so on. You jackass, Alot of people returned it. You're coool… not!

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

ahhh resulting to calling me a jackass how nice!
still your number isnt quite 6500000 is it


Last edited by Godslim on 11/12/2009 10:50:16 AM

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

Look miss molly coddle, just because you like to rub your crotch with your cod discs doesn't mean everybody else does, ok? you have a disturbing fascination for COD and think to try and ridicule anyone who cracks a joke or says anything bad about it. just stop, it was a sarcastic over exaggeration, get over it. And I may have resorted to calling you a jackass but at least I'm not giving myself thumbs up like you.


Last edited by LowKey on 11/12/2009 2:15:04 PM