Pre-orders of highly anticipated shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
are currently on track to better the previous record held by Black Ops
in the UK, potentially making the upcoming title the most pre-ordered game ever.
Games retailer GameStop reported last month
that it was receiving more pre-orders for Modern Warfare 3
than it did for its predecessor Black Ops
Now UK retailer Game has told news site MCV that it has also found
that pre-orders are "significantly" bigger for the upcoming title.
Game Group's Tom Devine said, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
pre-orders are already tracking significantly ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops
at the same time last year."
"We know that the Call of Duty
brand and franchise has the most amazing fan-base and we’ve got some great surprises lined up for those who pre-order with us. We’re looking forward to an incredible launch on November 8."
Black Ops currently holds the record
for the biggest selling retail video game of all time in the United Kingdom. However, analysts believe that Modern Warfare 3
could eventually take this title.