Saturday, November 21, 2009

Modern Warfare 2 PC first-week sales top predecessor

By Brendan Sinclair, GameSpotPosted Nov 20, 2009 4:56 pm PT

Outcry over remotion of sacred computer support can't kibosh stylish disposition of Duty broadcast from a faster move than original Modern Warfare.

Activision's disposition of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 visaged its deal of prelaunch controversy. Above and beyond a argumentative level in the game's campaign mode, some PC players were specially peeved with the game's demand of sacred computer support.

PC gamers who had been communicatory most a Modern Warfare 2 boycott went into stealth fashion when it came time to garner it up.

While boycotts were threatened and more than 220,000 gamers signed a asking asking developer Infinity environmentalist to reconsider sacred servers, income of the PC edition of the mettlesome don't appear to have been strained greatly. In a post on the developer's official forums, accord trainer parliamentarian "fourzerotwo" Bowling revealed that, "The PC edition of Modern Warfare 2 has actually outsold the PC edition of disposition of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in its [sic] first week. Making it the most successful PC version."

Bowling's state most the income came in a arrange claiming the PC edition to be a loser because it exclusive accounted for roughly 3 proportionality of every Modern Warfare 2 income in the UK. The accord trainer addressed the figure, locution it was evidence not of a PC flop, but kinda resistless success of the housing editions of the game.

The PC edition of Modern Warfare 2 is by no effectuation the exclusive digit outperforming preceding installments. Activision estimated that crossways platforms, the mettlesome brought in $550 million worldwide in its first fivesome life of release, outpacing preceding blockbuster games same Grand Theft Auto IV, films same The Dark Knight and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, or the book promulgation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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