mw2saleWe all knew that Modern Warfare 2 was going to become one of the best selling games of the year, but we never knew the number of copies the game was going to sell. Now we know that it’s much more that many have probably imagined and Modern Warfare 2 has what it takes to become one of the best selling games of all times!

Activision has just reported that during the 24 hours from launch, in North America and the UK only, more than 4.7 million copies of the game were purchased. Obviously, the numbers are a lot bigger since there are dozens of other countries in which Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will sell tons of copies.

“The Call of Duty franchise has become a cultural phenomenon showing the power of video games as an entertainment medium,” said Mike Griffith, CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “The shattering of these entertainment records is a testament to the compelling, cinematic and uniquely engaging experience that the Call of Duty brand delivers. Modern Warfare 2 has taken interactive experience to unprecedented heights setting a new standard for entertainment.”

No mention on the number of PC copies sold was made, but it’s definitely on the lower side: the PC version of the game managed to drive the computer gamers mad and they’ve decided to boycott the game.