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Activision Having Trouble Getting Modern Warfare 3 Players Registered To Play Online

As many of you may have
anticipated, the latest entry into the Call
of Duty: Modern Warfare
franchise, Modern
Warfare 3
, has set new record highs for game sales. It seems to be
something of a tradition for this series, as Modern Warfare, Modern
Warfare 2
, and Black Ops all set
the bar quite high themselves.

When I was in line at Best Buy
yesterday, everyone in front of me had a copy (or two even) of MW3 in their
hands. These incredible sales are due to
the sheer number of pre-orders put in for the game. Activision has stated that
these numbers add up to the biggest first day sales of any game in the history
of gaming.

It was also an incredible success for the midnight release model
some popular games get. The CEO of Activision, Eric Hershberg, stated that the
figures for these midnight retail sales are approximately 1.5 million, making
MW3 the most successful midnight release yet. The figures are tabulated
across all available platforms for the game.

These numbers are so staggering
that Activision is having trouble getting all the players through the
registration process to play online. However, they note that this minor
bottleneck in no way affects the ability of players to access and play the

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