Amazon to reward US town with most Modern Warfare 2 pre-orders

Amazon to donate $5000 to winning town's charity of choice

As if a sweet $20 bonus credit wasn't tempting you enough to reserve Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Amazon, the online sales giant has gone and pitted every town in America against each other in a massive pre-order battle under the guise of charity.

The promotion, which is being called the "Call of Duty-est Town in America," will award a $5,000 gift card to a charity serving the town with the highest percentage of pre-orders amongst its population. While Amazon is keeping most of the stats private, the company has provided rankings for the top 40 current pre-order kings. Not surprisingly, many of the highest-ranking towns are homes to highly-attended colleges, in which a large percentage of the students aren't even listed as residents. The current leader is Athens, Ohio, a town with a population of 21,909. The town is home to Ohio University, which has a student body of 20,437.

The winning town will be announced shortly after midnight on November 9, 2009.

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