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Modern Warfare 2 sells 20 million units

Tuesday, 15th June 2010 10:12 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 has sold 2o million units since its release last November.

The news came from an investors meeting held by the company during E3 last night. This is the one without strippers, Black Eyed Peas and Eminem, obviously.

Kotick went on to add in the meeting that there’s even the potential of Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops doing even better than the Infinity Ward shooter, saying that pre-orders for Black Ops are higher than they were for MW2 at this time last year.

Kotick later added his interest on dealing with the pre-owned market, saying $500 million could be made by the company by working with retailers like GameStop in the US to get a slice of the profits.

More recently, EA has been using Project Ten Dollar and Online Pass to stem numbers of second-hand titles from the firm.

It was announced last night that Activision had entered into a deal with Microsoft to release DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops first on Xbox Live in a three-year partnership.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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  1. justiceblob

    FUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKK Thats a lot, I thought it was like 12 million….

    #1 4 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    “Kotick went on to add in the meeting that there’s even the potential of Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops doing even better than the Infinity Ward shooter, saying that pre-orders for Black Ops are higher than they were for MW2 at this time last year.”

    NNOOO!!!

    “Kotick later added his interest on dealing with the pre-owned market, saying $500 million could be made by the company by working with retailers like GameStop in the US to get a slice of the profits.”

    Can they do that? Why doesnt everyone do this!?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. manamana

    That is 1.180.000.000$ suggesting a game costs around 59$.
    Plenty.Of.Money.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Vodos

    @3 They did spend over 200 million on marketing and ~50M to make the game, but yeah that’s quite a bundle.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    “That is 1.180.000.000$”

    It’s not like this. Some money goes to the console manufacturer and retailer and developer.

    Activision made 550 million + at best.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Kysshin

    So now we know that they won’t be stopping anytime soon with that serie…too much of a cashcow.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. horse

    and they were still holding back on the bonuses!

    #7 4 years ago