Retailer Inc. this week price cut Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 to under $40 in a new game sale.

This week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 holds a sale price of $39.99, 33 percent off the $59.99 MSRP.

Activision this week initiated the first Call of Duty: Elite Premium Member Content Drop to Modern Warfare 3.

New content available includes the Piazza Map and the Liberation Map.

The Piazza Map is a seaside Italian location that promotes close-range combat.

The Liberation Map is a Central Park location that includes turrets and sniper rifle action.

Activision Blizzard in Dec. said Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has surpassed $1 billion in retail sales.

The shooter, released Nov. 16, achieved the sales milestone in 16 days, one day faster than the feature film Avatar.

In addition, Call of Duty Elite has sold one million premium subscriptions to date. Premium features include daily competitions, download content and prizes.

NPD Group Inc. in Dec. reported Modern Warfare 3 ranked as the No. 1 game title across all platforms, with an estimated nine million copies sold.

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