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Modern Warfare 3 Sets Record
Old 11-11-2011, 10:14 AM
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At $400 million, Modern Warfare 3 launch the biggest yet

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 stands atop the gaming market.
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by Don Reisinger November 11, 2011 6:12 AM PST

Given its history, this was hardly a sneak attack: the latest entrant in the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 3, has set a record for launch-day sales.

According to the game's publisher, Activision, Modern Warfare 3 generated over $400 million in revenue and sold 6.5 million units in the U.S. and U.K. in its first 24 hours on store shelves. By hitting that mark, Modern Warfare 3, which launched Tuesday, easily outpaced its predecessor and the former leader, Call of Duty: Black Ops, which generated $360 million on its launch day last year. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 had the best launch of all time prior to Black Ops, posting launch-day sales of $310 million.

"We believe the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the biggest entertainment launch of all time in any medium, and we achieved this record with sales from only two territories," Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said today in a statement. "Other than Call of Duty, there has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records three years in a row. Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise exceed worldwide theatrical box office for 'Star Wars' and 'Lord of the Rings,' two of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time."

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That said, the comparison between a video game and other forms of entertainment, like movies or books, isn't necessarily fair. Modern Warfare 3 is on store shelves for $60. The average movie ticket nowadays typically sets customers back somewhere between $10 and $20. And with more people opting for e-books over hardcovers, consumers who used to pay $35 to buy a book are now paying much less.

At CNET sister site GameSpot, reviewer Chris Watters offered a positive, if tempered, assessment:
"This is an exciting and rewarding game, but the series' signature thrills have lost some of their luster," Watters writes. "Modern Warfare 3 iterates rather than innovates, so the fun you have is familiar. Fortunately, it's also utterly engrossing and immensely satisfying, giving fans another reason to rejoice in this busy shooter season."
Activision appears to be well on its way to setting other records with Modern Warfare 3. Last year, the company announced that Black Ops set a six-week sales record by generating $1 billion in revenue. Earlier this month, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said that he believed Modern Warfare 3 would reach even greater heights, potentially posting revenue of $1.1 billion in its first six weeks of availability.

Activision has not divulged any estimates it might have on Modern Warfare 3's six-week sales figures, but rest assured that if it beats that record, it will tell the world.


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They just don't deserve it for the PC platform! As a clan it isn't nice to have empty dedicated servers running without players ranking up and unlock new weapons.
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They just don't deserve it for the PC platform! As a clan it isn't nice to have empty dedicated servers running without players ranking up and unlock new weapons.
Server numbers are growing every day. Also, I have been receiving lots of requests asking how to setup private slots because they cannot join their own servers because they are FULL! So, full servers are there.

If you run a server and it sits empty, then that is YOUR fault for not taking the time to populate it. Get on the server and populate it. But asking for servers which fill themselves isn't part of the deal, and never has been.
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Default New sales record for MW3

CALL OF DUTY: MW3 Grosses $775 Mil; Sets Five-Day Ent. Record

By Pietro Filipponi - Published: November 17, 2011 - 8:12am

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard​, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 has shattered theatrical box office, book and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell-through in dollars.

The game established an all-new five-day worldwide sell-through record of more than $775 million, exceeding the record of $650 million set a year ago by Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops and $550 million two years ago for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® 2, according to Charttrack and retail customer sell-through information.

"With $775 million of sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3​ in its first five days, Call of Duty has become the first entertainment property in history to set five-day launch records for three consecutive years across all forms of entertainment," said Robert Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard. "Life-to-date retail sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded $6 billion worldwide, which makes Call of Duty one of the most valuable entertainment properties in the world. We expect continued sales momentum, as reviews and audience enthusiasm suggest that this is the best Call of Duty game that we have ever made. Online play for Modern Warfare 3 is at record levels and we continue to see high online play for both Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which ranked as the #2 and #4 top-played Xbox LIVE games for the week of November 7, according to Major Nelson."

"As I have said all year, we have been singluarly focused on making a spectacular game for our fans, and nothing else. Our incredible teams at Infinity Ward​ and Sledgehammer Games​ have done just that," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision Publishing. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 continues to thrill core gaming enthusiasts as well as draw new people into the medium, which is not an easy balancing act. But it takes more than a great game. I would also like to thank our incredible team for the pulling off the launch of the year, as well as our retail partners around the world. But most of all, I want to thank our fans. They are our toughest critics, and our biggest supporters, and none of this would be possible without them."

In addition to beating all previous first-and five-day theatrical box office, book and video game sell-through records, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 set two new records on Xbox® LIVE™.

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More than 7.0 million multiplayer hours were logged playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by the end of launch day, November 8, a 19% increase over last year's 5.9 million multiplayer hours logged playing Call of Duty: Black Ops last year's launch day.

More than 3.3 million unique gamers played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in one day on November 8 up from 2.6 million unique gamers for Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 set a new record for concurrent players on Xbox LIVE with 3.3 million simultaneous users on November 8.

"The Call of Duty franchise returned to Xbox 360 this year with another record-breaking launch. More than 7 million multiplayer hours were played on Modern Warfare 3 on day-one of launch on Xbox 360," said Don Mattrick​, president of the interactive entertainment business at Microsoft. "And with the exclusive first access to new multiplayer content, we're proud Xbox 360 is home to the largest and most engaged Call of Duty community."

The game also set a new franchise mark for the number of simultaneous online gamers playing Call of Duty on PlayStation® Network on its first day, and was the best-selling video game launch of all time in North America on Amazon.com and at Best Buy​, GameStop, Target and Walmart.

"In just over a week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been hugely successful on PlayStation 3​, and continues to drive millions of gamers globally to PlayStation Network with its unprecedented and engaging online multiplayer experience," said Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA). "The Call of Duty franchise is one of the biggest entertainment brands on the planet, delivering gameplay experiences like no other which is why we're also excited to bring the Call of Duty franchise to our highly-anticipated next generation portable, PlayStation Vita, where we expect fans will continue their dedication to the most amazing Call of Duty experiences whether in the home or on the go."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language,
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