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Infinity Ward defends UK MW2 PC sales

3% of other versions' sales still good.

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Infinity Ward has denied that sales of Modern Warfare 2 on PC have been lacklustre, arguing that all the signs actually point to success.

"Yes, PC is the smallest percentage in terms of how much sold on each platform but that hardly means anything other than the PC is just the smallest market," Infinity Ward man Robert Bowling patiently informed fans on the official forum (thanks Kotaku).

"The PC version of Modern Warfare 2 has actually outsold the PC version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in its first week. Making it the most successful PC version."

Last week's UK charts saw Modern Warfare 2 storm to the top thanks to more than 1.7 million sales in five days.

However, it was later revealed that the PC version accounted for just three per cent of that figure, leading some commentators to suggest it was a big old failure. And by "commentators" we mean "people who probably signed that petition".

"Essentially, all this percentage proves is that the console versions sold great, not that the PC version sold poorly, because that's actually not the case," Bowling explained. "The PC version has done tremendous in its first week, better than our previous game."

Meanwhile, that three per cent of its siblings' total was still enough to top the PC-specific chart, some way clear of Football Manager 2010 and Dragon Age: Origins.

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