With Call of Duty: Black-Ops setting pre-order records last year, it was always going to be very difficult for Activision’s next Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare 3, to surpass it. However, it appears enthusiasm for the Call of Duty franchise is still growing as pre-orders at GameStop are set to surpass those set by the previous game.
GameStop Senior VP of Merchandising Bob McKenzie responded to the pace of Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders:
Last year, Call of Duty: Black Ops became the most pre-ordered title in our history. Already, this year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is significantly ahead of that pace. Our customers’ response to the reveal of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been amazing.
Surprise surprise, there appears to be no chance of EA’s goal to beat Modern Warfare 3 commercially with Battlefield 3 coming into fruition.
No doubt the enthusiasm for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has something to do with the leak last month, which has turned into a huge PR win for Activision.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this November.