Modern Warfare 2 sets world record for sales

As if there was any doubt that Modern Warfare 2 sold a metric ton of copies, the Guinness people have decided to make it officially official. According to the Guinness World Records, the war themed FPS became the “most successful entertainment launch” with worldwide first day sales of more than $401.6 million. To put that into perspective, the two previous record holders were Grand Theft Auto IV with $310 million in first day sales and Halo 3 with $170 million.

“Video game releases such as the Call of Duty series have outperformed the launches of major Hollywood blockbusters for several years and the day-one sales for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 proved once again that video games have become cultural events in their own right,” said Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition Editor, Gaz Deaves.

With the recent developments between Activision and Infinity Ward, who knows who’ll trump that record now.

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