Sony today confirmed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has recorded the franchise's biggest-ever game release on the PS Store, accumulating more pre-orders and day-one sales than any other entry in history. Of course, this is to be expected to a degree as the industry continues to shift more and more towards digital distribution, but it still makes for pretty impressive reading. The fact just 70MB of data was contained on physical Modern Warfare 2 discs probably didn't help either.
Without sharing any sales numbers, Sony tweeted: "Congratulations to Infinity Ward and Activision on the biggest PlayStation Store launch EVER for a Call of Duty game (including preorders and day one sales)."
Sales of boxed copies in the UK are also leaning towards PS5, PS4 as 71 per cent of purchases are for the PlayStation versions during its launch week. We're still evaluating the game before publishing a full Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PS5 review, but our impressions are very positive so far.