Infinity Ward, developer of the fantastic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
, has revealed that nearly 1.3 million people play the game everyday - and that's just on Xbox Live.
The developer went on to describe the figures on other platforms, namely the PlayStation 3 and PC, as "monstrously huge
" in a comment to Eurogamer
"We've been hitting these numbers consistently for the past two-to-three months, Monday through Sunday. It's crazy,
" said Mark Rubin, producer for the game.
"That's just 360. There's even more on the other platforms [PS3 and PC], but we just don't have the same numbering system. Overall, even without the other consoles, we are beating the competition. PS3 numbers are monstrously huge. No other game has come close, either online current, or total unique users in a day.
The recent spurt in popularity has shifted Call of Duty 4
to pole position in terms of most online gamers, stealing the number one spot from the ubiquitous Halo 3
Which game do you prefer of the two, or do you favour a different horse in this race? What did you think to Call of Duty 4
, or are you the one person on the planet who hasn't played it yet? Let us know in the forums