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Poll Results: Will MW3 become the best selling video game of all time?

 
  • 18% (3)
    For sure!
  • 25% (4)
    It's too early to tell.
  • 0% (0)
    It will not beat out Black Ops.
  • 37% (6)
    No way!
  • 18% (3)
    I have no clue.
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Quote:
Modern Warfare 3, Activision’s latest first-person shooter, hit store shelves like a runaway train. The game, part of the Call of Duty franchise, was predicted to be the top-selling video game despite healthy competition from EA’s Battlefield 3 released in October.

Those predictions are not just coming true, they’re being demolished. Several sources have claimed that Modern Warfare 3 is on par to break first week sales records — a title it would claim from its own predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops released by Activision in 2010. This, after MW3 already broke records for pre-ordered copies, according Activision.

On opening night, Activision says that approximately 1.5 million gamers lined up outside 13,000 stores to buy a copy at midnight, reported Extreme Tech. We’re not entirely sure how Activision got that number, and those gamers didn’t all necessary translate into sales. However, analysts have prediction sales that trump even those numbers. One analyst told Extreme Tech that 18 million copies will be sold by the start of the calendar year.

The site even did some quick math and found the amount of electricity used by online players was equal to or more than enough energy to power a nuclear power station.

Black Ops holds the current record for the entertainment industry’s five-day opening sales revenue record at $650 million worldwide, the Guardian reported. While hard numbers haven’t yet come in for MW3, Amazon said it generated 32% more pre-orders than Black Ops.

Celebrated games analyst Michael Pachter predicted the game will not only beat the old record but continue selling through the holiday season: “I see compression of sales for virtually every game, would bet that they are 10% higher over the same time frame, so $1.1 billion in the first six weeks,” Pachter told IndustryGamers.



SOURCE: Mashable Article by Zachary Sniderman
post #2 of 9
Kind of sad to be honest imo.
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Modern Warfare 3, Activision’s latest first-person shooter
i call hacks we all know they will bring out another one
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oopps thought it said last my bad and some reason i cant edit
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I want to see those profit margins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5dsOn06w1s

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Originally Posted by Cotton View Post

I want to see those profit margins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5dsOn06w1s
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LOL!
post #7 of 9
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An as an update to the original post:

Forbes has published that MW3 has blown first day sales out of the water... racking up 6.5M units sold on just the first day (breaking the previous first day record set by Black Ops).
Edited by Cmoney - 11/11/11 at 2:25pm
post #8 of 9
Me liking or not liking the game is strictly your assumption. I wont judge anything before trying it. At this time I have no opinion on this game, as I have not played it.

Other than sharing what I have found in other threads, my contribution is curiosity towards the profit margins.


Do you happen to have any numbers relating to that?
   
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post #9 of 9
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I amended my previous post as I thought you were coming from the most common angle when posting that. And I have not read anything about profit margins, but I would guess that they are extremely high.
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