Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 shatters sales records
Here in Australia Modern Warfare 3 is also proving a hit with local players.
“The popularity of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with our customers has seen it break all our sales records in its first week,:” said GAME managing director, Paul Yardley.
“We are thrilled with the results and the brand’s contribution to the growth of our business this year.”
Apart from breaking all previous first and five-day theatrical box office, book and video game record, Modern Warfare 3 has also created online records with Xbox Live.
By the end of the first day there were already more than 7 million multiplayer hours logged on Xbox Live – a 19 per cent increase over last years 5.9 million multiplayer hours logged with Call of Duty: Black Ops.
According to Microsoft, more than 3.3 million unique gamers played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live in one day on November 8 after launch. This is up from 2.6 million unique gamers for Call of Duty: Black Ops last year.