Thursday, September 6, 2018

CoD: Modern Warfare 2 Price Skyrockets After Backward Compatibility

On August 28th, 2018 Microsoft added backward compatibility for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox One.

The number of units sold on eBay increased 11,500% that day to 254 complete in box units sold.

As the supply on eBay dropped the price started increasing. Prices went from an average of $4 before the announcement to $12.77 today.

Unit sales have since cooled down, but they are still roughly 8x higher per day then before the announcement.

Microsoft said Modern Warfare 2 was their top backward compatibility request. The sales numbers show just how popular it was. Maybe Activision should re-release the game at retail, but I'm sure they don't want nine year old game canabalizing sales of Black Ops 4?

Source: The units sold come from eBay sales records and the values come from PriceCharting historic prices for Modern Warfare 2. New and disc only versions were excluded to standardize price comparison on different days.



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