In what could be the most predictable news of the year, it seems that Modern Warfare 3 is selling quite well. While there have been no official day one sales numbers like we got last year for Black Ops, Activision has stated that “the amount of players online is even higher than what it was this time last year for Black Ops”
I bet Treyarch simply adore that wording.
Some sites are quoting “multiple sources” (without actually naming them) to tell us that it’s breaking all sorts of sales records. While we don’t doubt the veracity of those claims, without official confirmation it’s a little early to be stating it as fact.
Figures being thrown around are all in the region of 9 million, which breaks Black Ops’ previous opening day sales record by roughly 30%. Considering that Black Ops is/was the world’s biggest selling entertainment product, that’s quite an achievement.
VGCHartz has even made up some nice graphs to go with their unsubstantiated claims. If these figures are in the right ballpark, it’s been a staggering launch for the latest in the Call of Duty franchise. Of course, without sources for the collected data or official word we can’t be sure they’re not just blind guesses but the charts certainly look pretty.
Our single player review will go live later today with the multiplayer review to follow at the start of next week.