Some gamers out there think HD is awful and hate awesome graphics. Most consoles accomodate these individuals by rereleasing classics from Frogger to Burnout; with Modern Warfare 2 selling like crazy, we shouldn't be surprised with Call of Duty Classic popping up again.
If you shelled out the extra cash for Modern Warfare 2 "Prestige" or "Hardened" edition, you already own this. Now Graeme Boyd, an English version of Major Nelson, has posted an Xbox LIVE release on his Twitter feed. So if you can bear to tear yourself away from MW2, CoD Classic can be downloaded on Wednesday off Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points -- translates to about $15.00 USD.
Now you know people are going to buy this just because it's Call of Duty.
Update: Welp, Activision just made it official with an announcement of their own, and PlayStation 3 owners will officially be receiving this as well.