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Modern Warfare 2 set for new records

Retailers predict vast sales

A number of retailers are predicting that Modern Warfare 2 is on the cusp of breaking a number of previous sales records, the title well on the way to becoming the best-selling video game in history.

According to the BBC, retailers such as Amazon and Play.com were experiencing pre-order levels 50 percent higher than Grand Theft Auto IV, the current record holder.

Indeed, in the run up to launch Play.com reveal that they were taking over 150 pre-orders of the game per hour. The Collector's Edition of the game is also said to have sold out.

In the UK, MW2 could hit one-million sales by the end of the week, with as many as 5 million sales possible globally on day one.

Three-million copies of the title have been shipped to the UK.

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