Leading US games retailer GameStop says it has taken an "all-time" record number of pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
"GameStop is tracking to all-time, record reservations on Call of Duty: Black Ops," said Bob McKenzie, the firm's SVP of merchandising. "We are ahead of where we were with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 last year, which previously set the industry standard."
The retailer's offering those that pre-order the game the chance to enter its 'Surprize Attack' sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes in 34 daily draws.
Activision has stated its ambition to not only beat Modern Warfare 2 sales with CoD: Black Ops but to make sure that Treyarch's game is "the biggest entertainment launch of the year"