Modern Warfare 3 expected to hit $1.1bn in six weeks

Elite subscription service could pull in 4m users says analyst

Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is expected to generated revenues of $1.1 billion in its first six weeks.

That's according to Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter, who suggested the game will sell 10 per cent more than previous title Black Ops.

Pachter also estimated that the Call of Duty Elite premium service could pull in up to 4 million subscribers by the end of the year.

As noted by our sister site Industrygamers, Call of Duty: Black Ops generated $650 million in its first five days, up from Modern Warfare 2's $550 million.

The highly anticipated sequel is due for release next week, November 8.

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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 10 years ago
I hate "expected" posts liek this (but not you, Matt), as if the game makes a few dollars less that "expected", Activision's stockholders (most of whom who probably don't give a shit about the actual game) will rant about the pennies they lost on a stock drop rather than the game missing any key things that might have made that estimate. Bleh.

Of course, between the hype, Elite "service" and Dew XP promo (that didn't take into consideration hardcore CoD gamers who are diabetics, non-soda drinkers or people who just hate Mountain Dew, period) among other things, the game will probably exceed "expectations).

We. Shall. See...
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