According to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, Activision's Modern Warfare 3 will sell ten percent more copies than Call of Duty Black Ops. He estimates that the game will rake in $1.1 billion in its first six weeks on store shelves. Pachter also predicts that the Call of Duty Elite premium service could pull in up to 4 million subscribers by the end of the year. Of course, he probably didn't know at the time that it wouldn't be available for PC users. That may throw a wrench into the gears of his calculation machine.
Call of Duty: Black Ops generated right around $650 million in its first five days of release, while Modern Warfare 2 generated right around $550 million.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releases next Tuesday, November 8.