When Modern Warfare 2 came out in 2009 it was the best-selling title released that year. When Black Ops came out in 2010 it was the best-selling title released that year. 2011 isn’t finished yet, but already bookies are paying out to the clairvoyants smart enough to pick this holiday season’s winner: Modern Warfare 3.
If you’re like me, you figured that the only people who made money from obvious assertions about video game sales numbers worked for… well, whatever company employs Michael Pachter. But now, thanks to PaddyPower.com (no relation to the pub), you too can join in the fun of speculative fanboyism!
However, you don’t have to wait until next year to pick another winner (Call of Duty: Not a Modern Warfare Game), because you can still bet on the best-selling non-MW3 game during this Christmas Spendstravaganza. Chances are you won’t legally be able to make a bet – as Paddy Power is hilariously Irish – but if you’re in the UK and of age, you can lay down some cash on the current favorites. The remaining options are FIFA 12 (10-11 odds), Gears of War 3 (2-1 odds), or something called Pro Evolution Soccer (9-1 odds)… Which, clearly, has to be a game about secretly mocking Americans because you people don’t even have soccer!