Call of Duty 4 Map Pack sets new Xbox Live record

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Publisher Activision has announced that the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare expansion, enticingly named ‘Variety Map Pack’ has broken the record for downloadable content sales on Xbox Live.

In just nine days since its release, the DLC has been paid for and downloaded over a million times. And at 800 Microsoft points or £6.80 a pop, it looks like this whole Xbox Live idea might take off after all.

Xbox Live players have so far racked up 30 million sessions and logged more than 30 million hours of gameplay. Microsoft secured a timed exclusive on this DLC, so while 360 owners are enjoying Broadcast, Creek, Killhouse and Chinatown maps, PS3 players will just have to sit tight until May 1st.

If you’ve missed out and want to get in on the action RIGHT NOW, you can’t unfortunately. Xbox Live is enjoying a brief spell of downtime to upgrade the service. Microsoft hasn’t gone into detail about what it’s doing, but it could well be preparing for the Spring dashboard update which traditionally adds exciting new features to the console.

It’ll be back on in a few hours though.

Call of Duty 4 (via Eurogamer)

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