“Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3″ Sets First Day Sales Record
For video gamers who won’t already have it “Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3″ will be THE item atop the Christmas wish list. Reuters reports that first day sales of the game exceeded $400 million dollars in sales in the United States and United Kingdom. Activision Blizzard, makers of the game, said some 6.5 million units were sold.The company, based in Santa Monica, California released a statement saying;
This marks the third consecutive year that the Call of Duty franchise has set day one launch records across all forms of entertainment, something no other entertainment franchise in any medium has ever accomplished. Last year, in North America and the United Kingdom, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops™ had estimated day-one sell-through of $360 million and in 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, set day-one records with estimated sell through of $310 million, according to Charttrack and retail customer sell-through information.
This game is NOT for younger kids. It is rated “Mature 17+” so look for something tamer for the young ones.