Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 set to break pre-order records!
Following the world premiere Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer, anticipation for the shooter is sky-high. Publisher Activision claims the game is already breaking pre-order records previously set by Modern Warfare 3. If true, Black Ops 2 will be the most successful Call of Duty game ever. With the game going up against Halo 4 this November, it has to be.
Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg claims that since the first Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer aired, first-week pre-orders are already eclipsing those set by predecessor Modern Warfare 3.
“Although it’s very early, we’re also incredibly pleased with the pre-orders, which in the first week since reveal are tracking ahead of the record-breaking pace set by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” Hirshberg said.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, unlike earlier entries, is set in the future, which Hirshberg sees as a major turning point in the series, and one that has got fans excited for Call of Duty all over again. Even more so than last year.
“The Black Ops 2 reveal trailer was the most watched video of the day on YouTube and views were up 82 per cent compared to the reveal trailer for Modern Warfare 3. During our launch, we had 5 of the top 9 U.S. top-trending topics on Twitter at the same time. And Facebook traffic is 43 per cent higher than the prior year.”
Previous entry Modern Warfare 3 broke all sorts of day one and first week sales records as it went up against EA’s rival shooter Battlefield 3. This time around Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be up against competition in the form of Halo 4.
Halo 4 will arrive in shops on November 6th, 2012, just one week before Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on November 13th. If there’s any game that can put a dampener on Activision’s party, it is Halo 4.
The Halo games combined are the most successful first-person shooter games ever. Recent statistics revealed that players have amassed play time spanning over 235,000 years, and counting.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 or Halo 4? Which game will you be purchasing?