Acti – Modern Warfare 2 could be biggest selling game this year

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 14:56 GMT

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Modern Warfare 2 has a chance to top every other game in the market when it’s released later this year, Activision CEO Mike Griffith told IndustryGamers at E3 last week.

“We fully expect Modern Warfare 2 to be one of, if not the largest title in the industry this year, he said.

“When you look at when Modern Warfare 1 was launched in 2007, it had a substantial jump in consumers engaged in the Call of Duty franchise. World at War, which was launched in Holiday 2008, saw that more than a fifth of its purchasers were first time users of the Call of Duty franchise.

“So all those new purchasers are ready for the Modern Warfare 2 experience because they haven’t historically been in the franchise.”

The game’s out in November. If what we’ve been told is anything to go by, Mike may well have a point.

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