Activision’s latest instalment of the Call of Duty franchise has just hit the shelves and reports are suggesting that it has already broken first day sales record.
The figures are staggering as almost 9.3 million copies of the game were sold in the first 24 hours thrashing the previous record of 7 million copies (held by its predecessor COD:MW2) by a long shot. Analysts are also predicting that this game in the long run will destroy every record that comes in its way.
Just recently, we told you that the game had already won the title of the most awaited game of history and now that perception seems to be coming true.
Activision, the developer of this amazing franchise has reported that about 1.5 million gamers were waiting to buy COD: MW3 on opening night and the number possibly increased as the day passed over. According to other reports, it has been predicted that about 18 million copies of this game will be sold before the end of the year which I personally think is a little low taking into account the upcoming holiday season.
COD: Black Ops, which was released in 2010 currently holds the record for the best first five days revenue, which totals to about $650 million and it predicted that this instalment is going to whoop this record as well with Amazon reporting a 32% increase in pre-orders compared to Black-ops.
Modern Warfare 3, the eight part of the popular Call of Duty series was launched yesterday on Play Station 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Windows PC. With every other gaming website giving it the best ratings ever for a game, COD: MW3 is set to break many more records with about $1.1 billion sales predicted to sold in the first six weeks.
We will have to wait and see if the trend prevails over the days and sales continue to flourish in for Activision.