Call of Duty: Black Ops II has already bested the original in at least one category. Amazon UK said today that day-one preorder figures for Treyarch's just-announced shooter came in at three times higher than what the original Call of Duty: Black Ops recorded in 2010.
Specific figures were not provided, and as of press time, Amazon's North American arm had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment on figures for the United States.
Black Ops II is in development at Treyarch by some 300 staffers and is due out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 13, 2012. The game will feature a campaign split in two. One half of the adventure will pick up immediately following the events of the original Black Ops, with players following the journey of Frank Woods. The other half of the campaign begins in the year 2025, a time when advanced weapon technologies rule supreme.
Additionally, Black Ops II will feature a competitive multiplayer component set in the year 2025, as well as the fan-favorite Zombies mode. For more on what's new in Black Ops II, check out GameSpot's Five Biggest Surprises About Call of Duty: Black Ops II preview feature.
[UPDATE]: A US Amazon representative told GameSpot the game is trending even better in North America, saying, "Preorders from day 1 of Black Ops II were more than 10 times the amount of preorders for the first Black Ops on its first day of availability. Black Ops II even out preordered the first day of availability for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by more than 30 percent. Modern Warfare 3 currently holds the record for the most preordered game of all time and was amongst the top 20 preorders ever on Amazon.com, including books and movies."