Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition Comes With Prestige Price

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Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling revealed the contents of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's "Hardened" and "Prestige" editions of the game last night. The top tier version comes with working night vision goggles and, as expected, a first class price.


To get the super ultra deluxe limited version, which includes an art book, limited Steelbook case and a token to download the original Call of Duty, plus the aforementioned goggles, expect to pay $149 USD. That's the suggested retail price of the "Prestige" edition, almost twice that of the $79 "Hardened" edition.

Infinity Ward also confirmed via its Twitter account that the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network versions of the original Call of Duty will have multiplayer support.

With Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero, Tony Hawk's Ride and now Modern Warfare 2 all sporting $100-plus pricing options, we're guessing that Activision will have some serious, if heavily padded, fourth quarter revenue to boast about come 2010. How well all these giant boxes will sit with retail, however, is another matter.

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What I can see is that Activision is going to bank off of Guitar Hero and Modern Warfare 2 sales. I don't see DJ Hero or the new Tony Hawk game being hugely successful. They'll have their niche somewhere, but I feel the base of the Tony Hawk franchise has found a nice home in Skate. As for DJ Hero, its a new IP and doesn't nearly have the following as rock music does so I can see it struggling to find a foothold in these massively growing plastic peripheral market. With guitars, drum sets, mics, a 38 piece Wii set, and now a turntable and a skateboard, they should have a hidden application in them that they end up forming Optimus Prime.