Modern Warfare 3 is a huge title, no one can doubt that and anyone who drove past a video game retailer last night can attest to the popularity of the game. However no one thought that it was going to be this high in demand, because according to Lazard Capital Markets’ Atul Bagga Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was pre-ordered three times more than Battlefield 3, which places the title at around 9 million pre-orders.
GameSpot reports that this estimate puts MW3 70% ahead of Modern Warfare 2 and 55% more than Call of Duty: Black Ops. The same analyst went on to say that he expects Modern Warfare 3 to push 20 million copies before the year is over. I believe we can say that Modern Warfare 3 is going to be quite successful no matter what stands in its way.