Black Ops 2 on track to break Modern Warfare 3 sales records

Activision head reveals early Black Ops 2 pre-orders point to MW3 topping sales records

As Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 pre-orders kick off, Activision has revealed its upcoming FPS title is on track to break Modern Warfare 3 sales records

Having been officially unveiled last week, developer Activision has revealed that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 release is on track to break all Modern Warfare 3 sales records.

Speaking during the company’s quarterly profit announcement Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has revealed that just days after being made available for pre-order, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is in line to outsell its record breaking predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Although it's very early, we're also incredibly pleased with the pre-orders, which in the first week since reveal are tracking ahead of the record-breaking pace set by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” Hirschberg told investors.

He added: "We've also been extremely pleased with early consumer response and engagement. The Black Ops 2 reveal trailer was the most watched video of the day on YouTube and views were up 82 per cent compared to the reveal trailer for Modern Warfare 3. During our launch, we had 5 of the top 9 U.S. top-trending topics on Twitter at the same time. And Facebook traffic is 43% higher than the prior year."

"Overall, we think this game and the move to the near future setting is the biggest step for franchise since leaving World War 2 and bringing Call of Duty into the modern era. We look forward to sharing more details with you in the upcoming months."

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Via: CVG