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Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders 'already flowing in'

Outpacing Black Ops following first teaser trailers

Modern Warfare hasn't even been officially announced by publisher Activision, but that hasn't prevented strong pre-orders on Amazon.


Following a massive leak last week, Infinity Ward fired out the first teaser trailers for the game, leading retailers including Amazon and Game to start taking pre-orders for the shooter's expected November 8 release.

According to Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz: "Pre-orders already appear to be flowing in, as lists the Xbox 360 version of the game at #3 in their top 100 selling titles across all platforms (only behind the recently released L.A. Noire on the 360/PS3 platforms) and the PS3 version of the game at #12.

"By comparison, we note that last year's Call of Duty title, Black Ops, placed its 360 and PS3 versions #74 and #76 in the Amazon top 100 during the week its initial trailer was released, and at #49 and #73, respectively, during the first full week following the initial trailer."

Creutz added that he expects "Black Ops will wind up selling roughly 25 million units worldwide".