Modern Warfare 3 makes a big splash, as expected

Posted by Mike Luttrell

The latest entry in Activision's cash-printing franchise known as Call of Duty has hit stores, and it's already the only thing that a lot of gamers are talking about.

No fewer than 13,000 retail locations held launch parties in honor of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, a series that has become famous for pumping out new installments around the clock.

Modern Warfare 3 makes a big splash, as expectedEach entry is, of course, hyped to be better than the last. Activision expressed the buzz around this latest title as such:

"Combining the narrative punch and gameplay innovations of the next chapter in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series with the unique services of Call of Duty Elite will bring Call of Duty gamers together in a cohesive, fan-focused environment like no other."

The new extension of Call of Duty contains 16 new missions and a brand new "Survival Mode," in addition to a cool new feature that increases the player's gun power over time.

Unlike previous releases, this Modern Warfare has some serious competition at its heels. EA's recently released Battlefield 3 is gaining a lot of traction as well and was confirmed by EA to be the publisher's fastest-selling game ever. Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty both appeal to the hardcore first-person shooter fanatic.

Modern Warfare 2 broke the record for the top selling launch-day product in entertainment history. It's unclear if MW3 is on pace to shatter that record.