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MW2 doubles GTAIV first-day sales

Activision pockets 47 million quid.

Modern Warfare 2 has sold 1.23m copies in the UK in one day, smashing the previous record set by Grand Theft Auto IV (631,000 units).

That performance made Activision around £47m, whereas Rockstar made only £27.2m.

"These first day sales figures are astonishing and clear evidence that videogames are now mainstream in the UK," said Michael Rawlinson, boss of data collector ELSPA/GfK-ChartTrack.

Modern Warfare 2 was released yesterday, on Tuesday 10th November. Our review is clear and visible to all.

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