Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Pre-Order Modern Warfare 3

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 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-Order Chart

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.

Black Ops Pre-Order Chart

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.

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