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Modern Warfare 2 'to sell 11m' this year

Activision shooter will be bestselling game of '09, says analyst

Not only will Modern Warfare 2 be the biggest game of 2009, but it'll sell 11 million copies this year alone.

That's according to predictions made by industry analyst, Mike Hickey, who says that Infinity Ward's sequel will make Activision $803 million in 2009. Happy days.

"It's possible that the game could be one of the largest entertainment releases of all time," noted the Janco Partners analyst.

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"If you assume similar channel unit sales velocity as GTA IV, the game could potentially sell through 7.8 million units globally with an estimated retail value of more than $569 million in the first week.

"Continuing the same channel logic, it's possible the game could sell through to consumers' 4.6 million units globally with an estimated retail value of more than $338 million in the first day."

Last week Activision CEO Mike Griffith said he expects Modern Warfare 2 to be the best-selling Call Of Duty game to date.

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