The "this year's Call of Duty is breaking last year's records" claims have been taken to a new level by retailer Amazon today. It has revealed that Black Ops 2 day one pre-orders were higher than those for Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3.
Yes, now we're tracking Call of Duty day one pre-orders.
"Pre-orders from day one of Black Ops 2 were more than ten times the amount of pre-orders for the first Black Ops on its first day of availability," Amazon US told Joystiq.
"Black Ops 2 even out pre-ordered the first day of availability for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by more than 30 percent. Modern Warfare 3 currently holds the record for the most pre-ordered game of all time and was amongst the top 20 pre-orders ever on Amazon.com, including books and movies."
Despite being an absolute ridiculous "record", it does suggest Call of Duty is as strong as it has ever been and is showing no signs of slowing down.
By Ben Salter