Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's launch was a huge success, the game generated $550 million during its first five days on the market. MW2 actually broke Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince's five-day global box-office record of $394 million. It's expected that MW3, which should be out 2011, will do even better than Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2 also dominated last week's game charts in the United Kingdom, with the Xbox 360 version selling over 1 million copies. The NPD sales figures for the United States should be available in a couple of weeks.
Despite the boycott, the PC versions first-week sales topped COD4 and COD5: World at War. Robert Bowling - "The PC version of Modern Warfare 2 has actually outsold the PC version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in it's first week.
Essentially, all this percentage proves is that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions sold great, not that the PC version sold poorly, because that's actually not the case. The PC version has done tremendous in it's first week, better than our previous game." On a side note, Modern Warfare 2 had over 2 million concurrent users on Xbox Live last Wednesday, which overtook Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3 with ease. Over 5 million hours of multiplayer matches were played through Xbox Live on that day. Sony has not revealed how many PS3 users are playing the game over the PlayStation Network.
Hidden Game Modes
Modern Warfare 2's developer console has been hacked, thus allowing modders to access many of the games hidden 'features'. There are some code references to MW3. It also seems that MW2 has 4 hidden game modes that didn't make it in time for the games release, but should be available in COD: Ghosts. Arena - Round based capture the flag, with one flag in the middle of the map.
Global Thermonuclear War - There is a nuke in the middle of the map, and both teams have to get to it and set it off.
OneFlag - Just like capture the flag, but one team defends the flag and the other tries to capture it.
VIP - One team tries to get the VIP to the extraction zone, while the other team tries to kill the VIP.
It's unknown if these game modes will be available later as DLCs for the Xbox 360 and PS3 users.