Now MW2 smashes week-one sales record

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has smashed the week-one sales record for video games in the UK.

According to figures from ELSPA/GfK-ChartTrack, the title sold a whopping 1.78 million units in its first five days on sale – as predicted by MCV.

The title grossed 67.4 million – just over the 64 million we forecast.

The figures dwarf those of the previous record holder – Rockstar’s GTA IV.

The news comes after Modern Warfare 2 set a new first-day UK sales record of an estimated 1.23 million units – grossing around 48 million.

Director General of the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) Michael Rawlinson said: These figures tell a clear story. The video games industry is now an established part of the mainstream entertainment mix.

Whilst the launch of Modern Warfare 2 has indeed been extraordinary, it is indicative of the growing popularity of video games. One in three people in the UK now play video games regularly.”

About MCV Staff

Check Also

Halo Infinite

Could Halo: Infinite be the last ever Halo title, as 343 calls it a “platform for the future”

“But then we're going to continue Master Chief's saga and that will kind of grow and expand inside of Halo infinite over the years to come.”