Published on July 21st, 2011 | by CodCom
Modern Warfare 3 Pre-Orders Ahead of Battlefield 3 & Black Ops
I remember when I first read the news on Next Generation Gaming about the Battlefield 3 pre-orders outpacing that of Modern Warfare 3, I was like – That can’t be right. But back then is was true and the Battlefield 3 pre-orders were ahead of the Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders.
That news broke 3 weeks ago and today, we’re in a totally different world. The tide has turned and the Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders are smashing the Battlefield 3 pre-orders. A quick look on VGChartz.com shows us that Modern Warfare is quite a bit ahead of Battlefield 3. I know the PC pre-oders aren’t mentioned in the list below, but those surely can’t make up the deficit.
Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders outpacing that of Battlefield 3 was to be expected because the userbase of the Call of Duty franchise is just massive and it doesn’t matter how good or bad Battlefield 3 is, it can’t compete with the sheer size of the userbase. For those that thought Battlefield 3 would outsell Modern Warfare 3, I’m sorry, it won’t happen.
It gets even better for Modern Warfare 3. Not only is Modern Warfare 3 ahead of Battlefield 3 with pre-orders, it’s even outpacing Call of Duty: Black Ops. MCV writes:
Retailer GAME has told MCV that pre-orders for this November’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are tracking “significantly” ahead of last year’s Black Ops.
When GamePro asked GameStop about the Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders, they’ve gotten this answer:
“Last year, Call of Duty: Black Ops became the most pre-ordered title in our history,” replied Bob McKenzie, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “Already, this year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is significantly ahead of that pace. Our customers’ response to the reveal of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been amazing.”
The pre-order table below confirms what GAME and GameStop told MCV and GamePro.
All in all, the 8th installment in the Call of Duty franchise, Modern Warfare 3, is set to smash records just like Black Ops did the previous year.