Modern Warfare 2 Sells Close To 5 Million In First Day

by Jeff Cork on Nov 12, 2009 at 02:23 AM

Activision is releasing preliminary sales figures for its Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, days after it was released. Believe it or not, it sold a few copies. According to the company, it had more than $310 million of sell-through sales in North America and the UK, or about 4.7 million units. And that’s just within the first 24 hours. In comparison, Halo 3’s launch scored $170 million in its first 24 hours back in 2007. (That was just in the U.S., and it was only available for one console.) Grand Theft Auto 4 sold about 6 million copies worldwide in its first week in 2008, with sales topping more than $500 million.

Getting back on the subject of Modern Warfare 2, those sales make it the biggest launch of any form of entertainment since the dawn of mankind. Until the next huge game comes out, of course.

What do you think? Do huge sales numbers matter to you? Do you think something will break these records in 2010? Are you sick of talking about Modern Warfare 2?