Analyst: Black Ops outpacing Modern Warfare 2 in pre-orders

Saturday, 10th July 2010 22:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Pacific Crest analyst Evan Wilson has said Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops is accumulating pre-orders faster than Modern Warfare 2.

Wilson’s predicted the game could move 12 million units during the holiday season, giving it a 20 percent increase over a previous estimate of 10 million units.

Wilson changed his projection after speaking with Pacific Crest retail contacts, which claimed the game has been pre-ordered more than MW2 at this point last year.

However, Wilson said Call of Duty titles setting successive sales records with each release ended with Modern Warfare 2.

Wilson said Black Ops is unlikely to have as long of a tail as MW2 due to “competition, weaker marketing, and the Infinity Ward situation”.

Guess we’ll see what happens when November rolls around.

Via: Industry Gamers, Gamasutra.



  1. LePlatypus


    #1 5 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Much fster!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    Well, just think. It could have said “fister”.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DJ Deathstar

    Its so fast it didn’t have time for the a!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    Well fister wouldn’t make any sense. At least i hope it wouldn’t. Where were you with your head at that moment? Something kinky, perhaps?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. AbracadaverAK

    Something to do with a RRP of £55, maybe?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Droid

    Too many people with more money than sense it seems. And here was me thinking the economy was dire at the moment. People selling their kidneys to buy this game now? Surely it’s usually cheaper the next day after release.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dannybuoy

    I’d happily pay £800 for this game

    #8 5 years ago
  9. DeSpiritusBellum

    Geeze, I like a good Call of Duty shmup as much as the next guy, but 10 million sales in two months? That’s gonna be selling like cloned Lady Gagas.

    @7 Oh yeah, I love me some 10 euro kidneys.

    #9 5 years ago

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