US: 10,000 MW2 midnight launches

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A record number of North American stores opened at midnight last night to usher in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Activision Blizzard reports that more than 10,000 retail outlets opened their doors at 12am precisely, allowing consumers to pick up the hugely popular FPS as soon as possible.

The publisher also held an impressive celebrity-packed launch at New York's Union Square, where attendees had the chance to win a Modern Warfare 2-branded Hummer.

Closer to home, UK retailers staged more than 2,000 midnight launches for the game, while Activision hosted a Leicester Square Hollywood-style premier.