Its been three days already since Modern Warfare 2 was finally released worldwide. Although it was only available for XBox 360 and PS3 at the time, right now even Steam grants you access to the most anticipated game of the decade.
Just to give you a plain sight of how did the sellings go this past week, Activision shipped over 3 million copies of the game just to United Kingdom. I wonder how long will it take to all of them to be sold.
Modern Warfare 2 is easily the biggest game of this year, or even, ever, all the stores opened their doors to receive the big amount of hyped fans who either pre-ordered the game or camped in front of the store just to be the first one to play it.
Its been quite a while since so many gamers where insanely wanting a game so bad. I still remember when Halo 3 was being sold or when I rushed to the store just to get Grand Theft Auto IV, but, I think Activision and Infinity Ward really made their homework. Modern Warfare sold more than 10 million copies and it was just a matter of patience and effort to make the Call of Duty series take the real step. To become “the best game ever”. Just to tip it out, according to Activision estimates, the game had “the biggest launch in history across all forms of entertainment”, claimming $310 million in its first 24 hours on sale in three countries: North America and the UK. $310 million which can be earned by selling more than 4 million copies.
The two Activision’s biggest selling games ever
Not only game stores were booked with zombie-tesque fans during the “great 10th day of November”. Amazon.com also set a new record, surpassing the previous “biggest selling pre-order video game of all time”. And by the way… That game couldn’t be more or less than World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.
Unfortunately (in a good way though) these pre-ordering rates were mostly set by Xbox 360 and PS3 owners.
Still talking about console-system, game comparison in both systems help both console owners to see clearly how the game stacks up in each version.
Neither graphics are either best on PS3 nor Xbox 360. It will either have blurry filters or sharpen textures. Framerate differences are almost non-existant.
As “almost ever”, the choice to buy will depend on which version your friends have.
Console’s extra periphals are other another way to raise the amount of spider-webs and dust in your wallet, but not only the main creators win with their own sells. Other companies give use to the famous best-selling game ever, for their own profit, in a legal and cool way though.
MadCatz made their own pack to improve every gaming methods with luxury throat-communicators, wireless headsets, PC keyboards and custom console controllers as I mentioned in a previous post. But the big prize, goes to the functional Night-Vision Goggles, letting you view in the dark up to 50 feet. Created by the toy maker Jakks Pacific, whom also created EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles for $50 and can be found at Toys R Us.
The Modern Warfare 2 goggles have been redesigned to look like something closer to the real thing.
They also have a switch that lets you flip between black and white and green views
It’s unbelievable how a game like Call of Duty, tagged in the first-person shooter genre, can become the best-selling game ever. And better yet! There ain’t a single player who doesn’t have the game. I mean it… honestly. I’ve been so busy with school this week, my laptop can barely support World of Warcraft and I use it mostly to do my school works and projects, but, all my classmates and friends already have the game. I have it myself too, but I’ll wait until friday night so I can play it on my brother’s computer.
So yeah… You can already expect a review later this weekend. It will be massive!