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Video game retailer GameStop is reporting that its preorders for Activision and Treyarch's upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops video game are already outpacing the preorders for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. "GameStop is tracking to all-time, record reservations on Call of Duty: Black Ops," GameStop's Merchandising SVP Bob McKenzie said in a statement. "We are ahead of where we were with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 last year, which previously set the industry standard." Unfortunately, GameStop did not disclose the actual number of preorders.
The game is scheduled to hit stores on November 9, but GameStop has announced a "Surprize Attack" sweepstakes and promotional campaign for preorder customers. Gamers who reserve the Xbox 360, PS3, or PC title can enter their receipt code on the special site to try to win over one million Black Ops-inspired prizes in 34 daily drawings until the launch date of the game.
Modern Warfare 2 broke sales records across entertainment industry; it generated $550 million in sales during the first five days available, beating all other video game launches and raking in more cash than any movie in the same timeframe. On the other hand, it was also the most pirated game of 2009.