Activision's upcoming game Call of Duty: Black Ops, has broken all existing pre-order records and is on its way to become more successful than Modern Warfare 2.
The game developer's claim of record breaking pre-orders for Black Ops have been confirmed by game retailer GameStop, which says that it "is tracking to all-time, record reservations on Call of Duty: Black Ops".
The senior vice president for merchandising at GameStop Bob McKenzie told Metro: "We are ahead of where we were with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 last year, which previously set the industry standard.”
If this is true then the game is already a major hit even before its launch in November.
The rate at which the game's pre-orders are going, it will be bigger than Modern Warfare 2, which sold 20 million copies worldwide and became the highest selling multi-format in the game in the UK.
Meanwhile, a video teaser for the game will be aired in a commercial break during the NFL match between Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants today.