Call of Duty: Black Ops on Pace to Set GameStop Pre-order Record

By Garnett Lee, Oct 08, 2010 4:00pm PDT With four full weeks remaining until its November 9 release, Call of Duty: Black Ops is on pace to set a new record for pre-orders at GameStop. SVP of merchandizing Bob McKenzie noted that they are ahead of where the prior record holder, Modern Warfare 2, was last year. This revelation came in a press release from the retailer promoting its "Surprize Attack" sweepstakes aimed at driving even more pre-orders.

As for the "Surprize Attack" sweepstakes mentioned, the contest offers more than one million Black Ops-inspired prizes by the time the game releases. Pre-ordering the game from Gamestop—either online or in-store—provides gamers with a code that can be entered once a day on the Surprize Attack website for a chance to win in a daily drawing. Top prizes get pretty nice with things like a new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, a Harley Davison Iron 883, and other equally swanky loot. Complete rules and additional details are available on the official contest site.

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