Modern Warfare 3 is most pre-ordered title ever at GAME, Amazon UK

Tuesday, 8 November 2011 10:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

It never ends, does it? Modern Warfare 3 has become Amazon UK GAME’s most pre-ordered title ever, both companies have said.

GAME apokesperson Anne-Marie Mason told Eurogamer the accolade for the Sledgehammer-Infinity Ward shooter was across GAME and GameStation.

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the most popular game for pre-orders that Game and Gamestation have ever seen,” she said.

“Beating records set by last year’s number one game, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is now Game Group’s largest pre-order title in the company’s history.”

In a press release this morning, Amazon UK issued a statement declaring MW3 had overtaken Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 as the most pre-ordered videogame of all-time for the online retailer.

“Modern Warfare 3’ received 32% more pre-orders than last year’s Black Ops,” said Liz Hosmer, game manager at Amazon.co.uk. “The Call of Duty series has performed consistently well with both Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 previously holding the all-time pre-order record.

“This year has seen the release of a raft of great titles with Battlefield 3 anticipated as a strong contender to Modern Warfare 3 but the latest offering in the Call of Duty series is the most popular title of the year to date by some distance.”

MW3’s out now worldwide for PS3, 360, PC and Wii. Here are all the reviews so far.

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