If anyone ever thought the Call of Duty series set an unbreakable first-day sales record with last year’s Black Ops, they were proven wrong.
In just 24 hours, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 obliterated Black Ops’ first-day sales record with 9.3 million copies sold. Black Ops, meanwhile, sold just over 7 million copies in 24 hours. To put this in perspective, the additional 2 million additional copies MW3 moved are more than many games sell in their lifetime.
What’s more impressive is the amount of money MW3 could potentially bring in. Some analysts predict it will make around $1.1 billion in its first six weeks.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is available on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, and Windows-based PCs with a Metacritic aggregate score of 89/100 and a GameRankings aggregate score of 90.19%.