“You want to make the biggest, strongest, highest-rated, most critically acclaimed and best-selling video game on the planet. We looked at Modern Warfare 2 and said: ‘What an amazing benchmark, let’s go get it’. It drives a lot of what we do everyday. It is a huge inspiration to us, and for us to even be in that league, that’s fantastic.” - Treyarch’s David Vonderhaar
Well, if you’re going to use sales as your benchmark, Black Ops looks like it will be king. Of course, being available on more platforms than the prior title always helps.