Activision announced today that Modern Warfare 2 sold 4.7 million copies in its first 24 hours on store shelves. It easily surpassed previous record holder Grand Theft Auto IV’s 3.6 million sold. Modern Warfare 2 is also being called the biggest entertainment launch in history with an estimated $310 million raked in. By comparison, Halo 3 brought in $170 million in day-one sales when it was released in September 2007.
“The Call of Duty franchise has become a cultural phenomenon showing the power of video games as an entertainment medium,” said Mike Griffith, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “The shattering of these entertainment records is a testament to the compelling, cinematic and uniquely engaging experience that the Call of Duty brand delivers. Modern Warfare 2 has taken interactive experience to unprecedented heights setting a new standard for entertainment.”
It seems Modern Warfare 2 lived up to the sales hype for retailers, but has it lived up in gameplay? What’s everyone think of the single player campaign, the new Spec-Ops mode, and of course online multiplayer ?
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