FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER GAME Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has smashed Amazon's single day pre-order sales record after its debut on 1 May last week.
The game's publisher Activision unveiled the game on Tuesday evening when it aired a trailer during the NBA basketball playoffs on US television.
Amazon said that the pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for the first 24 hours of pre-sales were three times higher than the total for the game's first installment, Call of Duty: Black Ops. However, it didn't stipulate how many virtual titles were shifted exactly.
"Set to be one of the biggest games of the year, it's great to see so much enthusiasm and anticipation for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2," said Amazon UK video games manager Graham Chambers.
Chambers said the reason for such popular pre-sales are because the game is "bolder and better than before and with everything from a futuristic storyline through to single player mode, Zombies and multiplayer".
Developed by the Activision's Treyarch studio, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is set in 2025 with the narrative focusing on a new Cold War between the US and China. The two countries battle over access to rare earth minerals needed to develop modern technological necessities like mobile phones.
Due for release on 13 November, the game will compete with Bungie's Halo 4 that is being developed for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and will be released a week earlier. µ