Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders “significantly” outpace Black Ops

Modern Warfare 3 is off to a good start if it’s aiming to once more set franchise records; in a presser just sent over by Activision, the mega publisher reveals that pre-orders for the Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer game “have already kicked-off at a record-setting pace.”

Both Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops made history when they became the biggest entertainment launches in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

“Last year, Call of Duty: Black Ops became the most pre-ordered title in our history. Already, this year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is significantly ahead of that pace,” says GameStop’s Bob McKenzie, senior vice president of merchandising. “Our customers’ response to the reveal of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been amazing.”

Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 8.