Modern Warfare 3 UK sales down year-over-year compared to Black Ops

Friday, 13th January 2012 16:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

ERA’s 2011 UK Entertainment reports shows that between its release on November 8 through the end of  2011, Modern Warfare 3 moved 2,814,609 units in the region, a number which falls 451,789 copies short of its predecessor, Black Ops for the same period in 2010, when it moved 3,266,298 copies. The Call of Duty series wasn’t the only franchise to note a slump compared to a previous release, as EA’s FIFA 12 sold 196,929 copies less than FIFA 11, which moved 2,193,302 units for the same period in 2010.  The numbers reflect the downward trend of UK game sales, which were down 13% in 2011 year-over-year. Thanks MCV.



  1. ManWithNoName

    Maybe UK residents got tired of the series sooner than others. I hope this lit a sign at Activision t maybe wait a little and innovate more for the next installment. Doubtful, though.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. John117

    Fate in humanity restored, for now atleast…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    “The number reflect the downward trend of UK game sales, which were down 13% in 2011 year-over-year”

    So 451,789 is a little less than 14%. Your “fate” in humanity is restored because people are buying fewer games in general? How does that work?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Lounds

    The Fate of the economy is uncertain.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ASBI

    but mw3 released in 2011 along with BF3, skyrim and plenty other games

    and that doesnt actually mean that Blops is better than mw3

    besides, Blops sold more because it released after mw2 which was brilliant

    while mw3 released after Blops which wasnt good enough for most of the players

    #5 3 years ago

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