Call of Duty: call of record sales

Guy Clapperton
Picture of the Call of Duty logo projected onto a wall
Picture of the Call of Duty logo projected onto a wall

Games maker Activision has declared Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 the best selling computer game of all time. It reached £490m in its first five days on sale, which is certainly a record for the moment until the next biggie comes along - so what happened to this recession, then, and how come people are still paying that much for a video game?