Amazon's pre-order numbers indicate Activsion's Call of Duty
gravy train is still going full steam. Earlier today, Amazon UK told MCV
that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
pre-orders were three times higher than its predecessor, Black Ops
, two years ago. We wanted to know if that anticipation crossed the pond.
"Pre-orders from day one of Black Ops 2
were more than ten times the amount of pre-orders for the first Black Ops
on its first day of availability," Amazon US told Joystiq this afternoon, but that's not all the buzz
"Black Ops 2
even out pre-ordered the first day of availability for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
by more than 30 percent. Modern Warfare 3
currently holds the record for the most pre-ordered game of all time and was amongst the top 20 pre-orders ever on Amazon.com, including books and movies."Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
went on to gross over $775 million
globally in five days, flying past Call of Duty: Black Ops'
$650 million record and the $550 million record before it, set by Modern Warfare 2