Nov. 8, 2011 at 12:55 PM ET
Today is the day. The new "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" game has launched and is now, officially, letting its bullets fly at the new "Battlefield 3" game.
But when did this war of the war-torn first-person shooters get its start and how has it come to this?
The folks at Visual.ly have created an infographic for all of you COD/Battlefield wonks who want to see a side-by-side comparison of the competing game launches complete with the relevant sales numbers and critic ratings for each game.
Check out the full infographic below (click on it to see an up-close view) and draw your own conclusions about who is winning this virtual war.
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