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Modern Warfare 2 Sells Nearly Five Million Copies In A Day

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According to "internal Activision estimates", Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 didn't just have a good launch, it had "the biggest launch in history across all forms of entertainment".

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This claim is based on sell-through sales, with Activision bean-counters reporting the game managed to pull in $310 million in its first 24 hours on sale. And that's not a worldwide number, that's just in North America and the UK. $310 million. In a single day. In three countries.

Sure, games cost more than a movie ticket, but $310 million in 24 hours is still a mighty impressive number, regardless of the admission price.

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That $310 million was earned off the back of an estimated 4.7 million units sold, another frightening number when you consider it's again excluding sales from all the other PAL territories.

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Eventhough i have the game and sound like a hypocrit for saying this it saddens me that this game is so wildly popular. It is basically a rehash of MW1 and there is even 1 map in the multi that is literally a reskinned version of a map from CoD2!

I really do feel that games like this massively surpress the orignal and new ips that do come out and i just hope that more people give some original games a bit of love because i'd really rather not have the industry fall into a massive spiral of rehashed crap. #modernwarfare2