Black Ops Pre-Orders On Track To Surpass MW2
So what if it doesn't have "Modern Warfare" in the title? It's the "Call of Duty" part that counts, right?
Last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 eventually topped $1 billion in sales and remains one of the most popular games of this or any generation, but Treyarch may top Infinity Ward in the pre-order department. According to what GameStop senior vice president of merchandising Bob McKenzie told GameSpot, Black Ops may surpass its predecessor:
"GameStop is tracking to all-time, record reservations on Call of Duty: Black Ops. We are ahead of where we were with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 last year, which previously set the industry standard."
We don't have any concrete numbers but we'll take his word for it. However, as GameSpot notes, McKenzie's words fall in line with the pre-order prediction made by Pacific Crest analyst Evan Wilson this past summer. Of course, Activision always thinks every new CoD installment will break records and become the "biggest entertainment launch of all time" but you can't really blame them...because it keeps happening. Still, Wilson and other analysts don't believe Black Ops will top Modern Warfare 2 in terms of overall sales.
...not that the anticipated 12 million units sold this holiday season is something to sneeze at.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops
10/8/2010 9:05:36 PM John Shepard