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MW2 sold 12m in 2009

As part of its all-encompassing detailed report on the global video game market in 2009, GfK-ChartTrack has confirmed that Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sold nearly 12m units worldwide last year. More precisely, the game’s total sales now stand at 11.86m units – or at least, they did …

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Jackson enjoying games more than films

As an aside to his current frenzied press schedule to promote his latest film The Lovely Bones, film director Peter Jackson has made the surprise admission that he’s currently getting more enjoyment out of his consoles than he is from the cinema. I’m enjoying these games more than I am …

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UK CHARTS: Just Dance ends MW2 run

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s run, which has so far lasted nine weeks, had to come to an end eventually – but hardly anyone would have predicted that Ubisoft’s Just Dance would have been the game to do it. It claims top spot in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats …

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MW2 aiming for all-time UK record

As Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 spends its ninth week at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week, it has been revealed that the game is now the third best selling title (in unit terms) of all time in the UK. With seemingly no …

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UK CHARTS: MW2 claims ninth no.1

For a full rundown of the charts on all formats, check out MCV’s vital weekly retail digest, RetailBiz – available to view online or download now. It’s nine weeks and counting at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 this week as Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern …

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MW2 raises £250k for War Child

Publisher Activision will, as previously pledged, donate 250k to charity War Child following the success of its Game for Good event in conjunction with Game and Microsoft early last month. In total 1,019,088 gamers logged into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer mode on Xbox Live between Saturday December …

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MW2 most pirated game of 09

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the most pirated game of 2009 according to BitTorrent tracking statistics, Gamasutra reports. Of those downloads 4.1m were of the PC version whilst 970k were of the Xbox 360 version. The PS3 remains piracy free for the time being. An interesting thought to …

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JAPAN: MW2 breaks into Top Five

Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has followed the trend set by fellow Western epic Grand Theft Auto IV by breaking into the higher echelons of the Japanese software charts. The game, which is published in Japan by Square Enix, managed an impressive fourth place finish in the listings …

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UK CHARTS: MW2 still top

It’s five weeks and counting now for Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as the record-breaking shooter beds in ahead of the key Christmas listings in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. You can read the full Top 40 – as well as single-format charts – in MCV’s …

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Paddy Power paying out on MW2

Though the Christmas number one won’t be announced for another couple of weeks, betting agency Paddy Power has announced that it is paying out on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 being the victor. Well, in reality Paddy Power’s press release states that they’re paying out on Call of Duty …

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