Modern Warfare 2 Enters Guinness Record Books

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Modern Warfare 2 Enters Guinness Record Books

Post by Administrator on Wed 21 Apr 2010 - 14:23

Shooter grossed more than $401.6 million in its first day of sales.

April 21, 2010 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now officially in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The company announced the latest shooter from Infinity Ward now holds the record for having "the most successful entertainment launch of all time" when it released last November. Verified first-day sales totaled more than $401.6 million worldwide, surpassing the previous record holder Grand Theft Auto IV from developer Rockstar Games.

Grand Theft Auto IV grossed $310 million in its first day in 2008, record-high at the time in video game sales. Halo 3 from Bungie raked in the third highest of $170 million in 2007.

"Video game releases such as the Call of Duty series have outperformed the launches of major Hollywood blockbusters for several years and the day-one sales for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 proved once again that video games have become cultural events in their own right," said Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition Editor, Gaz Deaves.

The first downloadable multiplayer map pack, the Stimulus Package, sold 2.5 million downloads on Xbox Live in its first week. The PlayStation 3 and PC versions will be released in early May.


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