Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Returns to NPD Monthly Best-Sellers List Due to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

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Just a few weeks ago, we reported that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 received the Xbox One backwards compatibility treatment. It seems it’s going over way better than anyone could have expected as the Xbox 360 version of the game managed to sell a lot!

Over on Twitter, Mat Piscatella, video game industry analyst for the NPD Group, states that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 managed to break in the monthly best-sellers list in August at the #8 spot! For reference, it was #321 on the list back in July before it was added to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list.

US NPD SW – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 returns to the monthly best-sellers list in August at #8, driven by sales of the Xbox 360 version. COD:MW2 was added to the Xbox One Backward Compatible Game Library on August 28th. COD:MW2 ranked as July’s 321st best-selling title.

Not bad for a game released way back in 2009, no? Of course, given how influential and just downright fun Modern Warfare 2 was (or is), it’s hard to blame people that want to jump back into that noob tube infested pool. Now, if only Activision released a proper remaster, that would make everyone’s year, no?

Are you surprised by this? Do you know anyone who still plays Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer routinely?

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