Infinity Ward has a lot to be happy about one week before the "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" in-store date. Despite some gamer backlash over the PC version's new multiplayer system, GameStop has already christened the "MW2" release as a record-breaker.
"By all indicators, we anticipate 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' will be the biggest entertainment launch of all time,” GameStop's executive vice president for merchandising and marketing Tony Bartel told USA Today. “As of today, the number of pre-order reservations we’ve taken for the game is the highest for any title we’ve ever sold in our 6,200 store network.”
Those high marks for the 360, PC and PS3 don't mean that Infinity Ward is considering a port to the Wii any time soon, however, since the studio doesn't think that Nintendo's console can do what they need.
"If we felt like we could deliver the cinematic experience we were going for on other platforms, then we would gladly move to that platform," Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling told Develop. "Right now, we don't think the Wii can deliver the exact experience that we’re doing. We like to be very equal across all platforms, and if it’s not equal then we won’t do it."
That doesn't mean the Wii won't be a late afterthought, though, as a Treyarch-ported version of "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" is scheduled to come out on November 10, the same day as "MW2."
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