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Modern Warfare 2 is second most wanted on Xbox 360

April 30th, 2009

GamePlan, a research group, gives a data that Halo 3: ODST is the most wanted Xbox 360 title. Modern Warfare 2 in the second place according to their research.

Both, the ODST and the Modern Warfare 2 are sequels in famed franchises, but unlike others on the list represent nearly a quarter of all Xbox 360 gamers. Isn’t it impressive.

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Apart from ODST and MW2, the next in the race is Madden NFL ’10. It is on the third position having only 15% expressing intent on purchasing if compared with close to 25% of Microsoft gamers planning an ODST or MW2 purchase.

The best part of MW2 is that the intent to purchase and pre-order tallies are nearly even in comparison to a much wider discrepancy among future ODST gamers. Is it understandable?

The answer of this may be that either the Halo fans are lazy bums who know ODST would not be in short supply come fall, or else they are waiting for further more juicy details from the secretive Bungie Studios about the title before deciding if the investment is absolutely worth it.

GamePlan collected the data from 1,000 gamers every week across numerous demographics from March to April this year.

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No waiting for MW2 after November 10th says CEO, Infinity Ward

April 24th, 2009

Infinity Ward is working dedicatedly and sincerely on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (MW2), which is supposed to be released on November 10 this year. Activision has already launched a teaser web site, a teaser trailer and also the logo. Brand manager Simon Wells told to the media after judging by the franchise’s trajectory through preceding launches that it is expected this game will become the highest selling in the history of video games.

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The statement of the brand manager comes when the NPD group reported that the March revenues for the video game industry have come down by 17% as compared to last year. This is the first time in the present recession that video games business sales had fallen.

The CEO of infinity Ward, Vince Zampella said further on the MW2 that no detail is too small for them and every finishing touch that is imaginable is on the way to make MW2 to be the best ever. He also mentioned that he can’t make the fans globally wait further after November 10th to play it.

About the team he said that everyone is laser focused on making the most gripping experience that they have ever created.

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COD sequel is all time highest selling

April 12th, 2009

It is always a high aim for Activision. Now it is with the new sequel of Infinity Ward’s. Activision is aiming to make Call Of Duty 4 sequel Modern Warfare 2, in the history of gaming industry world over, as the biggest-selling game.

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This first-person shooter Modern Warfare 2 is going to be launched in the month of November this year and the publisher is expecting it to even compete with television, music and DVD sales on the global platform.

The brand manager of Activision, Simon Wells, in one of the press conference recently said gesturing Modern Warfare 2 that each year the Call Of Duty franchise goes from strength to strength.

Simon also said to the media, “We want to propel this year’s title to be the biggest-selling video game of all time. That may raise some eyebrows, but step back and look at the franchise’s trajectory through preceding launches, and this objective starts to look viable.
The fact between all the statements from the developers end is that Activision is feeling rather cocky about a game that isn’t even released yet.

But, there is a reason behind this believe i.e. Call of Duty 4 has sold more than 10 million copies till date.

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Modern Warfare 2 can compete with popular TV, DVD and music brands

April 10th, 2009

A monumental marketing support is being prepared for Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter Modern Warfare 2. Activision recently disclosed to the media that the team has a firm believe that the Infinity Ward’s upcoming shooter Modern Warfare 2 will be the best-selling videogame in the history of gaming industry.

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Simon Wells, brand manager of Activision in a piece over at MCV said that the company wants to “propel this year’s title to be the biggest selling video game of all time.”

Modern Warfare 2 is due for release in November this year, and it is learned that it will be backed by intense marketing support. Simon Wells also added, “We firmly believe we have the potential to be the No.1 entertainment property of the year.”

He also said that the truth for a franchise as large as Call of Duty is that Activision is competing directly with entertainment propositions outside of the video game space and Activision is confident that this title will outsell Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and also Call of Duty: World at War. Them’s bold words indeed. Meanwhile it is also said that Modern Warfare 2 can compete with popular TV, DVD and music brands of the world.

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Hope on Modern Warfare 2 to be the best selling this year

April 9th, 2009

The latest installment of the Call of Duty series of shooters will be hitting the market by the end of this year. It has started gaining critical and commercial acclaim, and in fact it seems for the executives that they are more excited about the upcoming Modern Warfare 2. Modern Warfare 2 is the sequel to 2007′s CoD: Modern Warfare, which shattered all records in sales and in awards received.

The brand manager at Activision, Simon Well, had revealed that the hopes are very high with the next title among them and also among all the fans, which meets all of the premises to be the best selling video game in the gaming history.

He said that each year the Call of Duty franchise goes from strength-to-strength and they, at Activision, wants to propel 2009’s title to be the biggest selling video game in the history of video games.

He added that all firmly believe that they have the potential to be the No.1 entertainment property of 2009 and also plans are being made to deliver one of the most engaging campaigns of 2009.

The developer also feels that they are in for a big marketing campaign before the title is released, in November this year. They are also keeping hope that this title will live up to all this hype and they will also enjoy a great experience.

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