As no surprise at all, pre-orders of Modern Warfare 3 have been outpacing those of last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops. And “significantly” at that.
UK retailer GAME slipped the information to MCV.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders are already tracking significantly ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops at the same time last year,” according to GAME Group MD Tom Devine.
It’s not merely one retailer, either.
Last month GameStop’s senior vice president of merchandising Bob McKenzie used the same word, “significantly,” to describe what they’re seeing: “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.”
It seems then not to be a question of ‘if’ but ‘by how much’ will MW3 out-do Black Ops..