Thursday, November 19, 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Opiate For The Masses

So it is finally here, what gamers have been waiting for, since the release of the previous Call of Duty 4: Moder Warfare. Since the announcement of the making of the new Modern Warfare 2, gamers all over the world have been shaking with anticipation, and the opening day launch of Modern Warfare 2 shows it.

In the first five days of Modern Warfare 2 being released the, most anticipated game of the decade, grossed $550 million. In the first 24 hours of being released, it had the most successful launch of all time. The game sold 4.7 million copies in the first 24 hours grossing $3.7 million. This is the most successful opening day for any piece of entertaining equipment. No other video game, record, or movie comes even close to this blockbuster sales.

Before Modern Warfare 2, the most successful release date was "The Dark Knight" which raked in $155 million at the box office during its opening weekend world wide. This does not even hold a candle to this behemoth of a video game. The most amazing thing is however, that numbers that have been relased for Modern Warfare so far, only accounts for the U.S. and U.K. The numbers from the rest of the globe have not even been accounted for yet.

With the numbers still trickling in from the rest of the world, it is hard to imagine the further success of this video game we will see in the next few weeks. What does this say about the world? As a whole we have blown over half a billion dollars for a game that promotes war, bloodshed, killing, every terrible and unjust thing one can think of, and the whole world cannot get enough of it. Let's hope the world keeps their grip on reality. In the world's delicate state that it is in, I don't think it could handle a gamer uprising.

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