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Call of Duty 5, Gears 2 to be big November winners - Cowen

Both titles likely to have sold 2 million units in US, says research firm

Ahead of tomorrow's NPD sales figures for the month of November, analyst Cowen Research is expecting Gears of War 2 and Call of Duty: World at War to have been the big sellers for the month.

Both titles are expected to have sold two million units during the period in the US, while Sony's Resistance 2 and THQ's WWE Smackdown Vs RAW 2009 will have sold around 500,000 copies each, according to the firm.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King is also expected to have reached almost two million sales in the region, while Activision's Guitar Hero: World Tour will have sold at least one million units, said Cowen.

Overall, Cowen anticipates that software sales will have grown nine per cent during November, compared to the same period last year, including a 5 per cent growth in handheld games and a massive 76 per cent growth in PC titles, due primarily to the Warcraft expansion.

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