If you’ve noticed the streets are empty, void of the usual human hustle and bustle, no you didn’t miss the rapture, everyone is playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The game was released on Tuesday at midnight. It sold 6.5 million copies in North America and the U.K. in the next 24 hours, setting the record for the biggest entertainment launch ever with more than $400 million in sales.
This is the third year in a row that Activision’s Call of Duty franchise has broken first-day video game sales records.
Last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops sold 5.6 million copies in the U.K. and North America, raking in $367 million in its first 24 hours. By Dec. 21, 2010, it had surpassed $1 billion in sales worldwide and by March 2011, it had become the best selling game of all time, surpassing the previous record-holder Wii Play, market research firm NPD Group reported.
In 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 — the direct prequel to the latest release — sold 4.7 million copies and took in $316 million in its first day.
Activision also announced Friday that it is donating $3 million to the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit corporation that provides job placement and training for veterans. So just keep that in mind this weekend when you are tea bagging newbs, you are tea bagging for a great cause!
What do you get when you combine a Terminator, a comedian, and a gold medal winning basketball player?
Besides the weirdest sitcom you’ve ever seen, you get the newest live action trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Starring Sam Worthington, Jonah Hill and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard,”The Vet & The n00b” takes a queue from the commercials of Call of Duty: Black Ops, by placing famous celebrities into the blockbuster Activision franchise.
Watch as “The Vet”[Worthington] teaches his slightly fluffy protégé “The N00b”[Hill] the ways of the force, by way of high powered machine guns.
Something like this really shows that Hill could actually be a credible, bad-ass action star one day. Guess that’s why he’s starring in the 21 Jump Street reboot with Channing Tatum.
Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 3 come blasting onto systems everywhere November 8th, 2012 for X-Box 360 and PS3.
World war 3 has been unleashed…and it looks bloody awesome.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, or COD:MW3, is the latest edition to the first person shooter franchise developed by Infinity Ward, and is a direct sequel to 2009’s best selling Modern Warfare 2. With less then a month left what better then to hype the game with an action packed single player trailer.
Titled “Redemption”, this trailer shows off more of MW3’s single player storyline, with all of it’s explosions and eye popping visuals. People are already sold on the mulitplayer so why not show the people what makes the single player so strong. (more…)
Even though E3 doesn’t officially start till tomorrow, Microsoft wants to start the week off with their press conference, in which they called it “The Future Revealed.” Just what kind of future does Microsoft have planned for us gamers is just a one click away to find out.