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Pachter: Modern Warfare in week 1 will “exceed $500 million”

Monday, 2nd November 2009 18:43 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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In his preview for the upcoming Q3 financial results for Activision Blizzard this Thursday, analyst Michael Pachter has said that he expects Modern Warfare 2 to make over $500 million at release.

He also expects the game will “easily sell 10 million units in Q4″.

“Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 should allow Activision to achieve guidance. We expect global sales to exceed $500 million in the first week following launch, and think that the company can easily sell 10 million units in Q4.”

The game is out next Tuesday for the PS3, 360 and PC.

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  1. Phoenixblight

    Ok now we know he is unrealistic and full of complete bullshit.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    Perhaps Pachter knows how many units Acti-Blizz have primed to ship this year.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    I’m glad I cancelled my preorder. I’ll probably end up buying before Christmas but will try and hold off for a while. Maybe buy 2nd hand to muck up the sales figures ;-)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. _S_E_R_G_

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA63zhcLDkk

    i don’t think so :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. renegadegd

    Truly, This is the age of pointless modern warfare news!
    looking forward to another week of it!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    FFXIII was never delayed, really stupid video. 500 Million is not going to happen just because the first one made sells of 15 million doesn’t mean that more than the people in the US will get this game.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “FFXIII was never delayed, really stupid video.”

    Neither was Christmas. You seem to have missed the joke slightly…

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    Well it started off true. Bioshock 2 was postponed because of the “cluster” of games in Fall/winter release ie MW 2.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. DarkElfa

    First off, Michael Pachter is a tard, second, if they do make those numbers they’ll never release a patch for DS.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. blackdreamhunk

    lol that link is funny

    by the way I hear there is a leaked 360 version out and it’s been pirated hardcore for the xbox 360

    http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=27091206&tag=topics;title

    another sorce here

    http://www.glitcher.net/elevator-on-terminal-glitch3756.htm

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    Of course… unlike a lot of PC games, it’ll still sell shitloads even with a pirated version flying around.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    yea at over priced cost of $60 where mirco soft will milk you for what worth.

    pc gamer will just hack the game and still get mods out of it.

    In fact the game is not worth ggetting because it looks like it has turn into a dumb down console junk!

    Oh one more did you see sony stocks lately :)

    i would be spuprise if infinty goes bankuprt in a few years.

    from what I hear their hoping for a long console genteraion when the platforms are burning.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/sony-shares-drop-after-losses-increase

    http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/hardware/0,39042972,62059039,00.htm

    lets compare that to pc gaming

    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS160957+02-Nov-2009+BW20091102

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    You never did comment on the Microsoft or Nintendo profits. I guess you choose to ignore what doesn’t suit your point of view.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    hey did you check out project offset yet. unchart 2 looks like junk compared to project offset lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCkWKBmUCTQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkoi6WCCJHY

    oh yea microsft lol what a joke.did n’t microsft make alot of money off of pc gamers.

    http://www.dtheatre.com/read.php?sid=4851

    I also hear that microsoft is under pressure to make money these days.

    I wonder what they are going to do with a burning paltform. they must hate all them rented games these days or the used game market. I also hear they have a huge piracy problem lol.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    :D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. blackdreamhunk

    lol kind hard for microsoft to sell tthat new windows 7 these days. alot of articles asking alot of questions.

    lol ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bweB5mUheY&feature=player_embedded#

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/windows/gamers-should-expect-no-surprises-with-windows-7/article1325039/

    here is a really great lnk

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/talk-backs/will-pc-games-trump-xbox-360-playstation-3-and-wii/

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    Wait… now you’re going after the only OS with significant PC gaming support?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    yea well, I hear there is alot really big companies after pc gamers these days. Mircosofts monoploy is going to go by by.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    lol

    #19 5 years ago
  20. blackdreamhunk

    which is more important to microsft, it’s OS or consoles. goes to show smaart console gamers are.

    it would be funny when they lose more shares.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    smh

    #21 5 years ago
  22. blackdreamhunk

    oh by the way microsoft is sure making alot of money in the console decline what joke.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    orly

    #23 5 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    yea microsft losing money hand over fist and los e their market share in the computer business because of a bad repuation.

    I hear there is a few new operating systems like chrone out ther.

    it’s kind of hard to miss pc gaming when computers are the life blood of gaming.

    I wonder what they are going to do when onlive comes what a joke.

    http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2009/11/microsoft_losin.html;jsessionid=IG53OPBQ3ROBDQE1GHPCKHWATMY32JVN

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    That’s no way to speak of onlive.

    (also, you might want to check Microsoft’s recent financials… plenty of money being made. Oh, and chrome is a lightweight OS, with only browser gaming support. Might want to read that last link too… because it’s talking about browser marketshare, which is irrelevant.)

    #25 5 years ago
  26. blackdreamhunk

    so what does it feel like to be on the bottum of the food chain lol

    hahahaha how is your console decline.

    yea them console are not doing well in a decline. lol

    market share is alot more important than profit when comes to money something microsft is good at losing.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Gekidami

    Project Offset it planned to come out on PS3 and 360 you berk. Not that it’ll release on anything, based off how long its been in dev and whats been shown it must be in development hell.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    “market share is alot more important than profit”

    Don’t ever start a business.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. JonFE

    Seriously, Psycho, don’t you EVER sleep or was winding bdh up worthy to keep you awake?

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    I work pretty serious hours from time to time. Winding up BDH helps keep me sane during those periods. :D

    #30 5 years ago
  31. blackdreamhunk

    it’s like this if you don’t have market share your going to lose alot profit or long term profit!microsoft is a dumb company and it will lose alot more profit share.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    BDH, sometimes you make TEA look like a rational and sensible human being.

    “lol kind hard for microsoft to sell that new windows 7 these days. alot of articles asking alot of questions.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8151342.stm

    “Amazon said that sales of Windows 7 in the first eight hours it was available outstripped those of Windows Vista’s entire 17 week pre-order period.”

    http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/hotline/20091024/etc_win75.html

    If you can’t read that, it says that Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions sold out in Japan the day they launched.

    So yeah, it’s really having a hard time selling, isn’t it? *rolls his eyes*

    #32 5 years ago
  33. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow, so profits are less important than market share, because your market share affects your profits?

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    “it’s like this if you don’t have market share your going to lose alot profit or long term profit!”

    So profit is more important than market share… right?

    Edit – Damn you GHz.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. blackdreamhunk

    long term profit is more important. that is why one of the links I have posted talks about microsofts doomed fate.

    good businessies try to keep their market chare not lose it. lol

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “lol kind hard for microsoft to sell that new windows 7 these days. alot of articles asking alot of questions.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8151342.stm

    “Amazon said that sales of Windows 7 in the first eight hours it was available outstripped those of Windows Vista’s entire 17 week pre-order period.”

    http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/hotline/20091024/etc_win75.html

    If you can’t read that, it says that Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions sold out in Japan the day they launched.

    So yeah, it’s really having a hard time selling, isn’t it? *rolls his eyes*

    #36 5 years ago
  37. G1GAHURTZ

    Market share has absolutely NOTHING whatsoever to do with profits.

    I don’t see many people walking around wearing Gucci, but I’m pretty sure that they are a profitable company.

    I don’t see many people driving around in Ferrari’s, but I’m pretty sure that they are a profitable company.

    I don’t see many people with Bang and Olufsen home cinema systems, but I’m pretty sure that they are a profitable company.

    If I sold 1 product a year and had 0.0000000000000001 market share, but that product gave me a £37 million profit, I’m laughing.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. blackdreamhunk

    yea I am sure microsoft is getting popular all over the world these days lol

    #38 5 years ago
  39. G1GAHURTZ

    ???

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    “we will see when you have proof and not hot air. I can back my statments up. My words are solid!!!”

    BDH, how about you actually respond to these *facts*? Go on, try it, try actually responding to the fact I just posted that proved you *completely* wrong.

    Try it.

    “lol kind hard for microsoft to sell that new windows 7 these days. alot of articles asking alot of questions.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8151342.stm

    “Amazon said that sales of Windows 7 in the first eight hours it was available outstripped those of Windows Vista’s entire 17 week pre-order period.”

    http://akiba-pc.watch.impress.co.jp/hotline/20091024/etc_win75.html

    If you can’t read that, it says that Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions sold out in Japan the day they launched.

    So yeah, it’s really having a hard time selling, isn’t it? *rolls his eyes*

    #40 5 years ago
  41. blackdreamhunk

    did you take the time to look at my above links I guess not huh. I have answered your questions before you even asked them.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    Did you take the time to read them? :D

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    You said Microsoft weren’t having much luck selling Windows 7. Those links *prove* you wrong.

    “Amazon said that sales of Windows 7 in the first eight hours it was available outstripped those of Windows Vista’s entire 17 week pre-order period.”

    Respond to that.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. G1GAHURTZ

    Don’t expect too much Ashelia…

    bdh is better at evading questions than a top politician.

    In fact, he probably is.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. blackdreamhunk

    clearly you don’t look it says it all right here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bweB5mUheY&feature=player_embedded#

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    That video does nothing but say that they hope it ends up being a big success. It was.

    #46 5 years ago