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From Modern Warfare To Mainstream Gaming: News Roundup August 8th

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This Weekends news sees only two announced map packs coming to Modern Warfare 2, surprising gamers expecting more. In other news, Metal Gear Solid 4 will hopefully receive the long awaited trophies fans have been calling for, Wii Sports Resort sails past the two million mark, and gaming may not be as mainstream as commonly thought.

Only Two Modern Warfare 2 Map Packs On The Way

From Modern Warfare To Mainstream Gaming: News Roundup August 8th

Offering DLC packs to extend the life of a product is pretty common these days. Exactly why Activision has already announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will receive 2 map packs. CEO Mike Griffith simply stating “We plan to launch two separate map packs for this title”, keeping it short and sweet.

Unless more are planned this is one less map pack than released for Call of Duty: World at War. It appears the map packs may be the timed 360-exclusives previously announced, although this is yet to be confirmed.  [ShackNews]

Metal Gear Solid 4 To Finally Get Trophies

From Modern Warfare To Mainstream Gaming: News Roundup August 8th

In pretty much every story about Metal Gear Solid 4, a comment follows with a fan expressing how much they’d like to see trophies included in the game. These comments have not fallen on deaf ears, as Konami hope to address this, it just may take some time.

Sean Eyestone from Konami announced “I just want to tell everybody out there right now that your voices are being heard and that we're not ignoring you. We hear everything you are saying. It's just that we can't say anything just yet.” Eyestone urges fans to be patient, assuring them once they have something to say, they will announce it.  [Examiner]

Wii Sports Resort Past 2 Million Mark

From Modern Warfare To Mainstream Gaming: News Roundup August 8th

Wii Sports Resort is of to a blinding start, with over half a million units sold in the U.S. within only eight days. Overseas the game appears to be doing just as well, with 600,000 units sold in Europe, and 828,000 units racked up in Japan.

Worldwide sales show a staggering 2 million units sold, meaning the bundled MotionPlus accessory has found 2 million homes already, a great start for Nintendo hoping to bring MotionPlus to all Wii owners. The monthly sales figures may be pretty frightening if sales continue this way.  [GamesIndustry]

Gaming Not As Mainstream As Thought

From Modern Warfare To Mainstream Gaming: News Roundup August 8th

With the advent of mainstream or causal gamers it would appear that everyone is playing games in some form, and most likely have a console in their homes. A recent report published by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing may dispute what we’ve been led to believe. According to them 40% of American households contain a gaming console, meaning of course 60% don’t. Nintendo then still have some to way to go in getting a Wii to pretty much anyone that owns/lives in a house, although 40% is still a very high percentage.  [Gamasutra]

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