Analyst: Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders “flowing in”

Following a huge leak that forced Infinity Ward into showing their cards a little early, pre-orders for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are on the up.

With both Game and Amazon taking early orders on in the UK, the game has risen to become the third biggest pre-ordered game on 360 and twelfth biggest on PS3 at latter of these two sites.

Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz revealed: “Pre-orders already appear to be flowing in, as lists the Xbox 360 version of the game at #3 in their top 100 selling titles across all platforms (only behind the recently released L.A. Noire on the 360/PS3 platforms) and the PS3 version of the game at #12.

“By comparison, we note that last year’s Call of Duty title, Black Ops, placed its 360 and PS3 versions #74 and #76 in the Amazon top 100 during the week its initial trailer was released, and at #49 and #73, respectively, during the first full week following the initial trailer.”

Not that this should surprise many; get ready for stories about record-breaking sales come November.