Black Ops pre-sales ahead of Modern Warfare 2’s

If history is anything to go by, Treyarch would never be able to release a Call of Duty game that would outdo Infinity Ward’s iterations. Bad-mouthed by both players and publishers (including a comment by IW’s own Robert Bowling), you’d think the developer must have taken quite a hit to its morale.

But according to GameStop, it looks like things are looking brighter for Treyarch as the retailer announced that pre-sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops have surpassed those of Modern Warfare 2, which we should remind you all, has sold over 20 million copies since its release.

“GameStop is tracking to all-time, record reservations on Call of Duty: Black Ops,” said GS SVP of merchandising Bob McKenzie. “We are ahead of where we were with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 last year, which previously set the industry standard.”

Activision may have had a point when they said that records were made to be broken.