Modern Warfare 2 UK sales top 1.7 million
- Posted November 16th, 2009 at 12:27 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 26 Comments
Chart Track has revealed that Infinity Ward juggernaut Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has sold a whopping 1.7 million copies in the UK in just one week.
The stellar shooter smashes previous records set by Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV, which managed 927,000 in the same time frame. Apparently, the Xbox 360 version of Modern Warfare 2 shifted the most copies, accounting for one million units sold. In total, the game grossed GBP £67.4 million.
Unsurprisingly, the sequel muscled its way to the top of the UK All Format Charts, knocking former contender FIFA 10 off the top spot in the process. Our review of Modern Warfare 2 can be read here.
- 7:35am EST - November 16th, 2009
The only reason xbox has more sales is because of Uncharted 2!
- 7:35am EST - November 16th, 2009
really? i heard it was more than that. like 2 million something. but hay guess you just gotta wait for NPD to come through
- 7:40am EST - November 16th, 2009
@2 NPD is only US numbers. Chart Track, IS UK numbers lol... so this is the official number.
- 7:44am EST - November 16th, 2009
1.7m for little UK and 2m for big america
- 8:02am EST - November 16th, 2009
Whats modern warfare 2 never heard of it
- 8:03am EST - November 16th, 2009
so hang on, UK has almostas many sales as US with this game?
wow thats insane, guess us brits love COD more than i realised...
- 8:05am EST - November 16th, 2009
Clearly, the UK loves PS3 more than the American fools who love cheaply made crap like the 360.
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- 8:40am EST - November 16th, 2009
IMO the reason xbox is so popular is because of some of their systems are so cheap, the parents see it and just buy it for their kids. which is why you have so many kids on xbl screaming their nuts off
One way to put it is that the PS3 is the big boy's system, more advanced, more capabilities and sleeker.
the xbox is just a cheap runner up, the preferred choice for parents to buy for their kids
- 8:49am EST - November 16th, 2009
darthrazorback: I think you need to read the article. It said the Xbox 360 sold more units. Clearly there are foolish people in the UK also!
- 8:51am EST - November 16th, 2009
I would think one of the main reasons it sold so well, would have been the price war that the supermarkets did.
I only bought it because it was £25.00 at Tesco, after buying Uncharted 2.
- 11:19am EST - November 16th, 2009
@10 I agree with you, a lot of supermarkets sold at a reduced price. After everyting that was said about the price no way was I gonna pay full price (£50) for something that may have been a huge let down. I bought mine for £20 from makro, bargain.
- 1:53pm EST - November 16th, 2009
think how many more they would have sold if it wasnt over priced (yeah i know was cheap everywhere), and they didnt screw up teh pc vesion. i herd they lost like a million pc pre orders world wide, may have even been more.
- 1:58pm EST - November 16th, 2009
getting it for x-mas. cant wait
- 3:53pm EST - November 16th, 2009
- 4:03pm EST - November 16th, 2009
PS3 owners don't all need to flock to the lastest thing. We have plenty of killer titles at the mo. Eventually PS3 sales will match and exceed the Xbox sales.
- 5:06pm EST - November 16th, 2009
@1 & 8...i totally agree with u there,lol
- 5:17pm EST - November 16th, 2009
If i'm not mistaking there are more ps3s being used in the uk than the us right now.The us has to fight with xbox 360 for modern warfare players so thats the reason there even close.
- 5:23pm EST - November 16th, 2009
I work at GAME and we sold so many copies of CoDMW2 it was insane, seriously I worked a shift today and every other game sold was MW2! Also most people bought it on the 360, and the fanboyism is unbelievable. I actually get verbally insulted by customers when I tell them I prefer the PS3.
- 5:34pm EST - November 16th, 2009
i'm saving cod mw2 for christmas, i spent my remaining gaming money on uncharted 2.
and i call my self a cod fanboy :P
- 6:44pm EST - November 16th, 2009
I agree with Tonic99 the only reason xbox will have more sales is because of Uncharted 2 a must have game! And Coming soon Assasin Creed 2 overall MW2 will still make bank.
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