The game is already tracking to surpass records set last year by its predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which sold 4.7 million copies its first day of global sales.
In October, retailer GameStop (GME) said pre-orders for Black Ops were higher than those for Modern Warefare during the same timeframe.Amazon (AMZN) also tweeted last week that Black Ops pre-orders had exceeded those of Modern Warefare. Domestic pre-orders of Black Ops are around 3 million, said Daniel Ernst, an analyst at Hudson Square Research, who expects combined one-day global sales to "materially surpass" those of Modern Warefare. However, overall quarterly sales of Black Ops are expected to be 10% to 20% lower than its predecessor, said Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey. Infinity Ward, the studio that created Modern Warfare, is traditionally regarded as higher in quality than Treyarch, which developed Black Ops, Hickey said. "The higher quality and the modernish tweak to the gameplay for Infinity Ward gives
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