Activision clarifies record Modern Warfare 3 Xbox Live figures

1.4 million simultaneous users, not 3.3 million as previously stated

Activision has issued a correction to the set of Modern Warfare 3 day one player statistics it released last week.


The publisher said last week that Modern Warfare 3 had smashed two Xbox Live records on November 8, the day of release.

One of those was 3.3 million simultaneous players, representing a new record for concurrent players on the online service. The correct figure was actually 1.4 million simultaneous users, with more than 3.3 million unique gamers playing the game that day.

Activision also said more than seven million multiplayer hours were logged playing Modern Warfare 3 by the end of launch day.

Modern Warfare 3 broke movie box office, book and game sales records for five day worldwide sell-through in dollars, grossing over $775 million globally.

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