Modern Warfare 2 Smashes Single Day Sales Record
On November 10, 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released to the public and according to Activision, it had sold 4.7 million copies, smashing what was the previous record for the top selling game for one day, which was Grand Theft Auto IV and sold about a million less. According to the publisher, Modern Warfare raked in an astonishing $310 million in both the US and UK combined.
Over one weekend in 2008, “The Dark Knight” was released by Warner Bros. and the company saw the film break a box office record with a little over $158 million. So one could say this is the largest opening ever for any industry inside the entertainment world, when it comes to gross revenue. But before gamers go crazy and start spreading false rumors and say the gaming business is bigger than film, keep in mind that Modern Warfare 2 sells for at LEAST $60 and a movie ticket in 2008 was $7.18, according to boxofficemojo.com.
So while Modern Warfare 2 did make more gross revenue when compared to The Dark Knight, more people saw the film… a lot more.