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Black Ops beating Modern Warfare 2 in pre-orders

Pre-orders for Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops are currently ahead of pre-orders for Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, says Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson. But even though Black Ops is ahead of its predecessor in terms of pre-orders, Wilson doesn’t believe that Black Ops will match Modern Warfare 2’s total sales of 16 million copies in 2009.



Citing Pacific Crest Securities’ retail sources, “competition, weaker marketing, and the Infinity Ward situation,” Wilson estimates that Black Ops will end up selling about 12 million copies. If Wilson is correct, this will be the first time that a new Call of Duty title doesn’t sell as many copies as one of its predecessors.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is scheduled to release on Nov 9, 2010.

Source: Industry Gamers

July 12, 2010



28 comments

  • Ruvalc - July 13, 2010 6:56 p.m.

    @ whitesall any game is better then modern warfare 2 and I'm expecting a great game from this guy's they were experimenting with the game by adding different stuff unlike MW2 COMMANDO really really?!!
  • CAPST3R - July 13, 2010 3:56 p.m.

    Okay, who pre-ordered this? Stand in line, and prepare for execution... by shaming glances. Seriously, have people not learnt that both Treyarch and the COD brand sprout complete tripe? And the two are combined here! TWO PIECES OF SHIT DON'T MAKE ANYTHING BETTER, THEY JUST MAKE EVERYTHING STINK MORE! Seriously, stop supporting the COD brand until they take it back to the good ol' days. Why is it that people will buy the same crap over and over again? Are we really living in an age of blindness and stupidity? Oh, yeah, we are. Never mind. BRING BACK ZOMBIES! BRING BACK THE OLD! AND BRING ME A NEW DAMN PS3!
  • Sabtos - July 13, 2010 2:04 a.m.

    PATHETIC FUCKING LOSERS STOP FUNDiNG ACTIVISION I DON'T CARE IF TREYARCH IS A DIFFERENT DEV. AFTER ALL THE BS ACTIVISION AND KOTICK HAVE PULLED STILL THIS MANY LOSERS OUT THERE. woops caps.
  • mdhammer - July 13, 2010 12:36 a.m.

    i feel bad about saying this but i hoope that black ops does not sell more than 10 million copies but we all know that will not happen.
  • HotCyder - July 12, 2010 11:54 p.m.

    Still, is Raven going to be taking the reigns from Infinity Ward now? I think I could dig a Call of Duty with Occult elements and Ridiculous gore
  • HotCyder - July 12, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    I don't think I can imagine people queuing outside Sainsbury's at 7 o'Clock in the morning for their copies of Black-Ops, but I can imagine a lot of people who were exposed to the franchise through MW2 will be getting very excited for this game. Also, I like the new Site Design! It actually works on my iPod for one thing.
  • ScruffMoney - July 12, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    I'm not surprised, with the Infinity Ward situation Treyarch is now the CoD golden boy, it's time to put up or shut up. Plus, I would imagine Activision is putting quite the push behind this.
  • JayBeat - July 12, 2010 10:06 p.m.

    Yeah the dedicated servers will keep the PC players happy this time around. The game will probably be great but i'm not interested..
  • saya-MON - July 12, 2010 10:04 p.m.

    I'll play the waiting game on this one.
  • GaryTheGuidoHunter - July 12, 2010 9:22 p.m.

    I don't know if this will be any good... I like the setting but the singleplayer campaign stories in COD as of late have been so stupid. Regarding the multiplayer , I hoped there will be massive improvements.
  • Wriggly - July 12, 2010 9:13 p.m.

    It might be because people on PC are actually pre-ordering due to hearing it'll have dedicated servers.
  • Cyberninja - July 12, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    radar i would like my old 2009 style radar back ktx bye and also why is no one commenting on the article? bo will most likey sell more then MW2 because alot of fans will buy the new one to
  • BlindMarksman - July 12, 2010 8:55 p.m.

    Is it normal that my GamesRadar layout looks like it was tossed into a blender?
  • meg127 - July 12, 2010 8:50 p.m.

    I'm really not that excited about this. It looks really good, but I'm more excited about other games. Oh and by the way, this new layout sucks. Please change it.
  • TURbo - July 12, 2010 8:49 p.m.

    I think COD Black Ops will sell the equivalent of COD 4 Modern Warfare HD consoles, and since it will be release on Wii which is an extra million right there, this should be the 2nd highest COD selling game behind MW2. Regardless what the gamers that post on websites and forums think, the COD name is more popular than ever.
  • CH3BURASHKA - July 12, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    FUCK YES! I LOVE THIS NEW DESIGN! Only, why are comments still stand-alone, no reply system? I give the overall effort a B+.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - July 12, 2010 8:43 p.m.

    oh shit another new layout. im guessing this was the surprise sceduled for monday. I can't beleive you guys took away that thing with the 5 articles then you click the arrow for 5 more. you know that thing that doesn't work on the psp's web browser. Damn I'm gonna miss that thing.
  • TURbo - July 12, 2010 8:42 p.m.

    Hahaha. COD 4 outsold COD WaW overall.
  • Metroidhunter32 - July 12, 2010 8:34 p.m.

    I hate your new layout GR, I despise it. Everything looks distorted, your main page is hideous. Please GR, I saw the benifits to your last few overhauls, even liked the last one. But I can't stand this, put it back please.
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - July 12, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    someone put my gamesradar sideways

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