Modern Warfare 2 was one of the most pre-ordered games in history with various online retailers claiming that over 150 people were pre-ordering the shooter every minute. Black Ops laughs at you, Modern Warfare 2. An analyst has confirmed that Treyarch and Activision’s latest Call of Duty title, CoD: Black Ops, is comfortably beating Modern Warfare 2 in terms of pre-orders.
Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson has stated that sources within retail has confirmed Treyarch’s latest shooter is steadily beating Modern Warfare 2 in regards to pre-orders, despite being months away from its anticipated release. Wilson also bumped up his sales estimates of the game saying it will go on to sell 12 million units from his previous 10 million estimate.
Although it may be good as far as pre-orders go, the analyst holds a belief that due to various reasons Black Ops won’t beat Modern Warfare 2 in terms of sales. “Competition, weaker marketing, and the Infinity Ward situation” is the reason he outed. Still, it sure would take one hell of a game to beat the largest entertainment launch in history, I would suppose.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is currently scheduled for a release on November 9th, 2010.