Modern Warfare 2 became the second best selling game in the UK chart. It has beaten the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas of Rockstar.
ELSPA gfk Chart-Track says that MW2 is just behind Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training game of Nintendo on Nintendo DS. Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training has been ranked as the most popular game of all time in UK.
Released just last year in November this sixth series of Call Of Duty got a huge success across the world.
According to Activision, 14 million copies have been sold of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 worldwide and it brought the company a revenue of almost £665m.
On March 30 the company is releasing the first downloadable content of the game in multiplayer aspect. It is named as the Stimulus Pack. This pack will enable 5 new maps for players and it will cost £10.20 (1200 Microsoft Points). The PC and PS3 gamers need to wait for the pack. It will be released later.
The second expansion of the game has also been confirmed by Activision for 2010.
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This December 5th and 6th, Activision and GAME, the UK specialty retailer, joins forces for GAME For Good. It is a promotion that is aimed to get the gamers log into Xbox Live and blast some fools in Modern Warfare 2 to help those children who are in war-torn environments.
Those gamer in UK who spends time playing Modern Warfare 2 this weekend then Activision will be donating money to the War Child Charity. It will come to £250,000 ($416,000).
For this no signups are required, gamers don’t have to pay any fee and nor they need to register. Gamers will be clocking hours which will be counting toward donations.
According to the official website, the War Child Charity is “an international charity that protects children living in the world’s most dangerous war zones.”
So, go ahead with Modern Warfare 2. Play this great game online this weekend so that the company can donate money to an extremely worthy cause.
It is not the war of prices. It is the war of affordability. After the decision of Activision to raise the price of MW2 to £54.99 in the UK market, the angered gamers there are venting spleen and sharing one common sentiment. They have decided not to bend down.
The story of price hike has been flooded over the internet. It is being felt across it. Recently TotalGamingNetwork researched that 68% of its PC using readership is planning not to support the publishers. Even forums are flooded with movement against Modern Warfare 2.
Whatever be the case in Britain. It is very doubtful that any official boycott will make any impact on the sales of Modern Warfare 2 that is significant.
To be very honest, Activision is doing some disgusting act by price hike. People, who are boycotting the game, hope that MW2 meets with as little success as possible in the UK market. Well, I think no boycott can ever decide the fate of the game. It is totally in the hands of the mainstream gaming audience.
Give your thought.
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The retail price of Modern Warfare 2 as £54.99 is in fact five pounds more than most new video game releases. And it is sure that other publishers are likely to follow the suit of Activision. What can be the reason for this high price.
Publishers say that the exchange rates between the Euro and the pound are in fact making it difficult for them to show an acceptable operating margin in the UK market. However, there are many companies such as airline ticket sales, http://www.casino.com/, and retail sites which can operate in different countries and markets with no significant markup. They also defend themselves by saying that the development costs for next gen software has rose at a time when the take-up on these machines is slower than expected. They even say further that as a result of this the opportunity to sell more units is limited.
All these have drawn a furious response from consumers as well as from the retailers. Comment also comes in news that the price hike would be temporary – at least for the larger chain stores.
Well, whatever be the case, the ultimate consumers will never consider that Activision is justified in setting its own higher prices.
Readers of this website and fans of Modern Warfare 2 is requested to quote some reasonable prices at which they would like to have this game and let the people from Activision give a second thought on the price.
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