In a report on VGChartz (i.e. not an official source), the site claims that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has managed to sell over nine million units on day one of sale, making it by far the best selling game in the series, as well as the biggest selling videogame and entertainment property ever.
VGChartz reports that 9.3 million units of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were sold on day one, with Xbox 360 taking a 54% share of the sales and PlayStation 3 relegated to 42%. The remaining 4% was left to the PC and Wii versions of the game, which points to a lot of pirate activity for that beige-box edition.
This figure of 9.3 million is up 33% over day one sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops, the last game in the series, and 55% over the original Modern Warfare. All of this means that Modern Warfare 3 is on track to sell nearly 13 million units by the end of its first week on sale and a sure-fire hit for the holidays!
When Activision releases official sales data, we’ll let you know. Sit tight. In the meantime, let us know if you think this figure is even possible – it’s enormous!