Call of Duty games can be hit or miss when they hit the store shelves every year. Many players complain that the formula is getting stale and the same time periods or settings get recycled over and over again, and it's not uncommon to hear a sigh from fans when World War Two is mentioned in FPS game terms. That's not the case with Modern Warfare 2, however.
According to GfK, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has topped the UK physical sales chart, selling around 40% more than Call of Duty Vanguard in the same period mere days after launch. The game is also top of the Xbox and PC digital charts too, being branded as a best-seller and taking the number one position on both respective platforms.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare has also been doing well on PlayStation consoles. "Congratulations to Infinity Ward and Activision on the biggest PlayStation Store launch EVER for a Call of Duty game (including preorders and day one sales)," the PlayStation Twitter account tweeted.
It seems that players have taken to the newest iteration of Call of Duty, then, gelling with its modern setting and tight gunplay and shunning the weird historically inaccurate guns and gameplay of Vanguard. And with Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 set to release on November 16, FPS fans have even more to look forward to this year.
The Activision acquisition by Microsoft stalling and being investigated in Europe, the future of the Call of Duty franchise is uncertain. Will the deal go through and will Call of Duty become an Xbox and PC exclusive? It seems unlikely, but we'll have to wait and see what next year brings and how talks pan out in the coming months.