Gamestop president Tim Bartel says "consumer anticipation for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" is tremendous, and that the retail store is currently seeing the highest pre-orders in history.", and that "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"
This trend of record-breaking pre-orders has been the trend for Call of Duty games since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
nielsenwire reports that Black Ops II is the second-most anticipated game on Xbox 360 (only just losing out to Halo 4 by 0.25%) and it is is the most anticipated game on PS3.
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