GameStop: Black Ops pre-orders surpass Modern Warfare 2

As reported by IGN, data from video game retailer GameStop indicates that pre-orders for Treyarch's upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops could be poised to top its predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

"GameStop is tracking to all-time, record reservations on Call of Duty: Black Ops," says GameStop's Merchandising SVP Bob McKenzie, who didn't disclose the number of preorders. "We are ahead of where we were with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 last year, which previously set the industry standard."

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 set the pre-order bar, selling nearly 3 million copies before it was released in November 2009 - in North America alone. The title then went on to become one of the most popular games of all time, selling over 20 million copies worldwide.

Call of Duty: Black Ops won't hit store shelves until November 9, but the reboot for its rival first-person shooter series, Electronic Arts' Medal of Honor, ships next week.

GameStop also announced a "Surprize Attack" sweepstakes and promotional campaign for pre-order customers. Gamers who reserve the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC title can enter their receipt code on the official contest website and be eligible to win over one million Black Ops-inspired prizes through November 9.

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Have mine on pre-order already. Didn't like MW2 MP as much as I thought given BC2 - but I have my hopes up for this one.

MistaT40 said,
Have mine on pre-order already. Didn't like MW2 MP as much as I thought given BC2 - but I have my hopes up for this one.

It is the same game... except with more added spam toys. Your hopes will be crushed.

shakey said,

It is the same game... except with more added spam toys. Your hopes will be crushed.

Good job. You're mimicking the rest of the sheep who you claim to be fighting against. "omg dude its the same game lolololololol" If someone wants to buy it, here's a novel idea......LET THEM. Holy crap.

LiquidSolstice said,

Good job. You're mimicking the rest of the sheep who you claim to be fighting against. "omg dude its the same game lolololololol" If someone wants to buy it, here's a novel idea......LET THEM. Holy crap.

sheep who claim to be? first, good job trolling dude. 2nd, I haven't purchased any of their games since CODMW1, so I would say I'm not a sheep, and have been not purchasing their redundant crap for a good while now. I'll let people buy what they want, but hey, get this, its a forum, free to reply to people with ideas, as long as you don't.... TROLL.
Just because someone doesn't like what you like, doesn't make them wrong, could be they are just informed or have a mind of their own.....

shakey said,

sheep who claim to be? first, good job trolling dude. 2nd, I haven't purchased any of their games since CODMW1, so I would say I'm not a sheep, and have been not purchasing their redundant crap for a good while now. I'll let people buy what they want, but hey, get this, its a forum, free to reply to people with ideas, as long as you don't.... TROLL.
Just because someone doesn't like what you like, doesn't make them wrong, could be they are just informed or have a mind of their own.....

Aww. Look at you, all upset because I called you out on a simple fact. Meanwhile, I'll keep playing the game for the game and not care what who said what about which platform or who fired who or what dev said what statement etc etc. You keep calling it redundent crap like the rest of the MW haters, and I'll just keep playing and not caring about the almost politically charged outrage everyone seems to have for it, because at the end of the day, the numbers speak louder than all these self-righteous gamers who feel they're entitled to brand new innovation for every new sequel they buy.

I can only hope Treyarch has cleaned up the unbalanced game play from Modern Warfare 2. Noob-tubes and the UMP silenced nearly killed that game for me.

satukoro said,
I can only hope Treyarch has cleaned up the unbalanced game play from Modern Warfare 2. Noob-tubes and the UMP silenced nearly killed that game for me.

Hah, I <3 the silenced UMP. It's my go-to weapon of choice at all times.

More sheep that have no idea what they are missing and refuse to stand up for anything.

Im staying away from this. Yes it has dedicated servers but not ones you can run killing LAN parties and map makers. Not going to spend 60$ on a game that has things taken away from me.

necrosis said,
More sheep that have no idea what they are missing and refuse to stand up for anything.

Im staying away from this. Yes it has dedicated servers but not ones you can run killing LAN parties and map makers. Not going to spend 60$ on a game that has things taken away from me.

Actually, I'd say the real sheep are the people smack-talking a game with no real evidence except a couple gameplay videos.

Seriously, don't buy it, see if I care. I'm smart enough to know that a game isn't all about multiplayer, and MW2's Campaign to me was worth the $50 I paid.

"OMFG I HATED MW2 IT WAS BORING AND CRAP AND I HAVE ACTIVISION AND I'LL NEVER BUY A CALL OF DUTY GAME EVER AGAIN WHA WHA WHA!!!!"

... 6 months later...

"OMG BLACK OPS OMFG I NEED THIS GAME PRE-ORDER NAO!!!"

I love gamers, we're so spineless.

Majesticmerc said,
"OMFG I HATED MW2 IT WAS BORING AND CRAP AND I HAVE ACTIVISION AND I'LL NEVER BUY A CALL OF DUTY GAME EVER AGAIN WHA WHA WHA!!!!"

... 6 months later...

"OMG BLACK OPS OMFG I NEED THIS GAME PRE-ORDER NAO!!!"

I love gamers, we're so spineless.


No kidding. They're either pulling a Chris Crocker defending the developers they love, or bitching down the developers throats because they fail at making smart purchases.

Majesticmerc said,
"OMFG I HATED MW2 IT WAS BORING AND CRAP AND I HAVE ACTIVISION AND I'LL NEVER BUY A CALL OF DUTY GAME EVER AGAIN WHA WHA WHA!!!!"

... 6 months later...

"OMG BLACK OPS OMFG I NEED THIS GAME PRE-ORDER NAO!!!"

I love gamers, we're so spineless.

sadly that seems true.

it's like they don't have much in between with games as it's either the game is like the '2nd coming' or it's total crap. so even fairly good games to them will be total crap.

Majesticmerc said,
"OMFG I HATED MW2 IT WAS BORING AND CRAP AND I HAVE ACTIVISION AND I'LL NEVER BUY A CALL OF DUTY GAME EVER AGAIN WHA WHA WHA!!!!"

... 6 months later...

"OMG BLACK OPS OMFG I NEED THIS GAME PRE-ORDER NAO!!!"

I love gamers, we're so spineless.

i learnt my lesson with cod4, i'll never buy another cod game.

Slow news day me thinks. Did not see this for any other games beating preorders , a few weeks back certain games became the most ever preordered DS games... And that was not news...

TechDudeGeorge said,
Slow news day me thinks. Did not see this for any other games beating preorders , a few weeks back certain games became the most ever preordered DS games... And that was not news...

But who really cares about DS preorders or even the DS? It's no where near as big or popular as the consoles and/or games, especially big ones as this.

Maybe they'll run out of digital codes for whatever it is they're giving away with preorders just like they did for Halo Reach

spenser.d said,
Maybe they'll run out of digital codes for whatever it is they're giving away with preorders just like they did for Halo Reach

Who knows. I got mine in the last day they were accepting requests. I'll know when the game comes out.

Saving myself the money and sticking with Modern Warfare 2. The gameplay will pretty much still be the same, just different maps and weapons. Not worth spending $60.00 on either of those games.

WV2MJR said,
Saving myself the money and sticking with Modern Warfare 2. The gameplay will pretty much still be the same, just different maps and weapons. Not worth spending $60.00 on either of those games.

Aren't all COD games just that?

WV2MJR said,
Saving myself the money and sticking with Modern Warfare 2. The gameplay will pretty much still be the same, just different maps and weapons. Not worth spending $60.00 on either of those games.

The game has the same basis but they added some newish game modes (ok the one isn't really "new" but rather borrowed) and they changed it up a bit. I'm interested to see if it is more fun for me on the next version.

WV2MJR said,
Saving myself the money and sticking with Modern Warfare 2. The gameplay will pretty much still be the same, just different maps and weapons. Not worth spending $60.00 on either of those games.

I get them for that reason. They get old and boring. They're good because they don't change drastically and keep the same type of model without much change. New game modes, slight changes here or there and new maps... Worth it! I traded in a few games and got the game for only $30 so even more worth it for me lol

I can understand CoD being a little more anticipated but it still has over a month before retail date. I bet that once it gets closer to CoD's store date the preorders will increase drastically.
And MoH comes out in a few days... Also I've been reading and hearing good things about this new MoH so maybe people are getting over hyped and pre ordering anyway? I think both games will be good so this news isnt really shocking or anything to me. Besides...... MoH franchise is older anyway

Edit: Oops, I really thought the article was referring to MoH.. Yikes.. Must be time to go home, my bad...

Pulgafree said,
I will have more fun on MoH since all the kids will be playing Black Ops.

Kids are great! it's the swearing, racists, immature, superior attitude, unbroken voiced adults I can't stand.

Lamp0 said,
Kids are great! it's the swearing, racists, immature, superior attitude, unbroken voiced adults I can't stand.

And the kids just mimic what they see. How about some parents taking a moment to spend time with their kids, or at least listen in to the crap they're spewing on the internet...

dead.cell said,

And the kids just mimic what they see. How about some parents taking a moment to spend time with their kids, or at least listen in to the crap they're spewing on the internet...
I bet their parents do it too!

Monkey see, monkey do.

Oh man, this reminds me of when I was on XBL at IRL level 11 (playing Halo 2). I used to rage so much, and people laughed - I didn't understand why. But I must've looked like such a dumb***, saying these things simply because I could.