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World at War map pack downloaded 1 million times in opening weekend

Tuesday, 31st March 2009 20:02 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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The first Call of Duty: World at War map was downloaded more than 1 million times in its first weekend of availability, Acitvision said today.

“I’m proud that the team at Treyarch delivered an experience that so many people are enjoying,” said Treyarch boss Mark Lamia.

“We’re excited that the success of Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 will continue to drive the popularity of the game’s Nazi Zombie mode, competitive multiplayer and chart-breaking success online.”

The DLC release on March 19.

Press release after the break.

Call of Duty(R): World at War Map Pack 1 Exceeds One Million Downloads in First Weekend of Availability

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Armies of Call of Duty® fans have heeded the call and responded with more than one million downloads of the Call of Duty®: World at War Map Pack 1 from Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI – News) and developer Treyarch, during its first weekend of availability (March 19-22) on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network.
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“I’m proud that the team at Treyarch delivered an experience that so many people are enjoying,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head for Treyarch. “We’re excited that the success of Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 will continue to drive the popularity of the game’s Nazi Zombie mode, competitive multiplayer and chart-breaking success online.”

“The success of Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 speaks to Treyarch and Activision’s ability to provide fans with quality content during a time when people want to get the most out of their Call of Duty experience,” said Maria Stipp, Activision’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Owned Properties.

The map pack contains four maps (Nightfire, Station, Knee Deep and Verruckt) and is available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation®Store for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system for $9.99. Call of Duty: World at War is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore.

For more information and exclusive updates about Call of Duty: World at War, visit www.callofduty.com.

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