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Friday, November 13, 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sets record...

For number of times a cop pulled over someone looking like this guy* in one day.

“GameStop? Oh. Go ahead then.”

$310 million in one day in the U.S. and the UK. I’ve seen prices for the title today range anywhere from $45 to $80 online, not including the crowd who waited on line in stores and try and make a killing later on eBay.

One day.

What else besides game titles now can sell 4.7 million copies in one day? Movies? Nope. By comparison, it took Michael Jackson’s This Is It two weeks just to gross $190 million—globally. Super Bowl ad revenue for 2009? Not much better at $210 million (and that was with 97 million people watching who may have bought something they saw).

Lesson? Geeks just may save this economy yet, mister.

*That’s C-4 on his chest. No, it is. Look closer.

Image: AP/George Nikitin

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