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Posted by Chuck Corbin on May 4, 2012

CoD: Black Ops 2 Breaking All Sorts Of Records

Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 2 is not letting its predecessors down. Despite the fact that the sales of Modern Warfare 3 are behind the sales of the original Black Ops at this time last year, Black Ops 2 is smashing the pre-order numbers of the older Call of Duty’s. That’s pretty good for a series that some people are considering “stale”.

The US branch of Amazon told the site Joystiq yesterday that “Pre-orders from day one of Black Ops 2 were more than ten times the amount of pre-orders for the first Black Ops on its first day of availability.” Though no definite numbers were released about exactly how many people pre-ordered the game, you have to imagine that it was a sizable number. When Black Ops came out, in its first five days alone it made $650 million, surpassing the $550 million that Modern Warfare 2 made. Black Ops was beat by Modern Warfare 3 by over $775 million. In other words, there is a huge market for these games, so when you also look at how Black Ops 2 out pre-ordered Modern Warfare 3 by 30%, I think it’s safe to say that this game will be absolutely huge.

So why are people getting so excited about Black Ops 2? By many accounts, when Modern Warfare 3 came out, people were starting to say that the games were getting too repetitive. Looking at Black Ops 2, which is set at least 13 years into the future, you can see that Treyarch is at least looking to do something a bit different. You’ve got hacking, futuristic weapons, espionage… You’re not fighting a war on the front lines anymore. You’re a lone element, being sent out to topple a line of dominoes that you have no idea where it will end. As the release date nears, I might be tempted to get back into the Call of Duty universe for the first time since Modern Warfare 2.

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