Black Ops II Amazon's most preordered game ever

Treyarch's upcoming Call of Duty game "shatters" previous record held by last year's Modern Warfare 3.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is Amazon's most preordered game in the online retailer's history, the company announced today. According to a company representative, Black Ops II dethroned Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for the top spot, "shattering" that game's record.

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Amazon did not provide any further insight into how much more successful the preorder campaign for Black Ops II has been compared to Modern Warfare 3. The company was not immediately available for comment.

Not only is Black Ops II Amazon's most preordered game ever, it is also on pace to become GameStop's biggest launch in the speciality retailer's history. GameStop president Tony Bartel said last month, "We are seeing the highest pre-orders in history. With its current pace, this Call of Duty is on track to break records and is likely to be our biggest game launch of all time."

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is due out tomorrow across the world for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It is a sequel to 2010's original Black Ops, which is the best-selling series entry to date, moving more than 25 million copies as of August 2011. A Wii U release will follow day-and-date with the system on November 18, with a PlayStation Vita game Black Ops Declassified also shipping November 13.

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