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Call of Duty smashes sales records

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By John Glenday, Reporter

November 10, 2011 | 1 min read

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the latest iteration of Activision’s blockbusting videogame franchise, has smashed its own sales records.

Early word from retailers suggests that it has broken first week sales records set by its own predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops, released in 2010.

Already the title has broken sales records for pre-ordered copies.

Activision claims that 1.5m diehard gamers queued up outside 13,000 outlets to be amongst the first to get their mitts on the title.

Industry analysts predict the game could shift 18 million copies by the New Year.

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