Black Ops Rakes in $360 Million, 5.6 Million Copies Sold First Day

| November 11, 2010 | Reply

What do the Twilight movies and Call of Duty have in common? Not a whole lot other than it seems that the only way to beat the previous instalment in sales is to release a new one. Black Ops’ numbers have been gathered by Activision, and according to them 5.6 million copies were sold across North America and the UK its first day, earning them an estimated $360 million and beating out Modern Warfare 2 by .9 million at 4.7 million copies sold it’s first day.

I for one, am really surprised, as I was under the impression the modernness of Modern Warfare was the whole reason it was so popular, and definitely the reason I bought into it. What about you? Are you an original TreyArch fan, enjoying the realism and timeframe of their WWII games? Or was Infinity Ward a breathe of fresh air? Or did you buy Black Ops because everyone on the planet and his dog owns a copy now? Let us know in the comments.

We have a new “biggest entertainment launch in history,” according to Activision.

The video game publisher estimates the first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops pulled in $360 million on its opening day in North America and the U.K.

Activision says 5.6 million copies of the highly-anticipated action game were sold. By comparison, last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 — the previous “biggest entertainment launch in history” — pulled in $310 million on launch day and sold 4.7 million copies.

“There has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records for two consecutive years and we are on track to outperform last year’s five-day global sales record of $550 million,” Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said in a statement.

And get ready for a lot more Call of Duty in the future. Another title is in the works for 2011, and there are reports Activision is considering a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game based on the universe.


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