Fri, Oct 08, 2010 | 19:07 BST
Black Ops pre-orders surpassing those for Modern Warfare 2 at GameStop
GameStop has announced pre-order sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops are outperforming those of Modern Warfare 2.
According to the chain’s SVP of merchandising, Bob McKenzie, the title has seen “all-time, record reservations” and are ahead of where Modern Warfare 2 was this time last year, a title which “previously set the industry standard”.
Back in July, Pacific Crest analyst Evan Wilson said his retail contacts claimed Black Ops pre-orders were accumulating faster than Modern Warfare 2, and he predicated the game could sell 12 million units during the holiday season alone.
Wilson also said CoD titles always set a sales record upon release, with each respective game doing better than the previous one in the series.
Black Ops is due for release on November 9 for PC, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.