Modern Warfare 2 Earns $550 Million in Five Days

Whoever thought that Modern Warfare 2 wouldn’t produce extravagant sales should probably beat themselves with a Wiffle ball bat continuously until they pass out. There was no doubt in many of our minds that Activision’s and Infinity Ward’s successor to the late Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare would, in fact, sell like hotcakes. To prove that it has, Activision has announced that, as per its internal estimates, Modern Warfare 2 has dished out $550 million in its first five days on the market. During its first 24 hourss, the game managed to sell a whopping $310 million, topping Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV’s five day record sale by $50 million.

Like I said before, it shouldn’t be no surprise that the game sold this well considering how well its predecessor did (which was, in fact, one of the most played multiplatform titles for two consecutive years). If you haven’t gotten your hands on this baby yet, you need to. Joel and I are always looking to kick some ass (on the PlayStation 3 version). We might just be holding a little “Game with DualShockers” night pretty soon. So get your practice on.

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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