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Call of Duty game studio Sledgehammer Games said that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III has set records for engagement for the overall Modern Warfare trilogy.
While that doesn’t mean that the game has outsold the earlier versions, it is a good sign that the game could have longer legs than the previous titles, which were among the most popular games in Call of Duty’s 20-year history.
“Just two weeks in, MWIII has already set records with the highest engagement in the new Modern Warfare Trilogy,” Sledgehammer Games said in a thank-you message to fans today.
I’m actually having a blast playing multiplayer, much more so than I did playing the relatively short and different single-player campaign. My gaming was interrupted by a week of travel to Portugal, but I feel like I’m progressing better than I have in years past. Still, these engagement numbers suggest that Call of Duty is doing better than you might expect given the relatively weak reviews that were tied to single-player gameplay. I don’t know what I’ll rate multiplayer yet, but it’s clearly higher than in years past.
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Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said he doesn’t know what sales are yet, but he believes the poor reviews will hurt sales for the long tail and he sees more ads early this year than in years past and that means they know the game needs help.
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