The industry is about to get SHUT DOWN!
Gamestop VP: "MW2 pre-orders are the highest for any title we've ever sold'
A screenshot from the upcoming video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
By Activision/Infinity WardThe countdown has officially begun for the arrival of the year's most anticipated video game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, in stores Nov. 10.
Intel points to an unprecedented campaign. "By all indicators, we anticipate Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be the biggest entertainment launch of all time," says Tony Bartel, executive vice president for merchandising and marketing at GameStop. "As of today, the number of pre-order reservations we've taken for the game is the highest for any title we've ever sold in our 6,200 store network."
GameStop is just one of several retailers planning late-night sales events. More than 2,600 of Walmart's 24-hour stores will have supplies of the game ready to sell at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. The first 20 customers at those locations get an autographed game cover signed by the Infinity Ward development team, too.
Meanwhile, Amazon is searching for the Call of Duty-est town in America. The city that has the most preorders could win a $5,000 donation to a local charity. Go here for information.
Here on Game Hunters, we will be featuring exclusive Modern Warfare 2 content between now and the game's arrival, so check back often. Developer Infinity Ward will be answering some questions from our readers. You can post your submissions in the forum or email them directly to .
And we are interested in your thoughts about the game. Share those in the forum, too.
Until Tuesday, stay frosty.