Call of Duty: Black Ops Preorders Passing Those of Modern Warfare 2

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Everyone’s curious (or at least I am) how well Call of Duty: Black Ops will do at retail in the wake of all the hoopla over at Infinity Ward. So far, Black Ops looks to be a decent game, but now we’re starting to get some data to work with.

According to Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson, his firm’s retail contacts report that Black Ops’ preorders are ahead of those for Modern Warfare 2, the 2009 mega-hit. Still, Wilson predicts that Black Ops will fall short of the total sales numbers that MW2 attained, saying that such a number was unattainable, “due to competition, weaker marketing, and the Infinity Ward situation.”

If this prediction is accurate, it will be the first time the Call of Duty series that a game has not outsold its predecessor. Still, he’s predicting total sales of 12 million copies, and you can bet that Activision will be quite happy with that. Hell, they’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.

If you want to see how close you think Black Ops is getting to MW2, just head over to our Black Ops page on FileFront for all the video goodness.

[Via Gamespot]

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