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Call of Duty: Black Ops is doing well for itself, and Activision wants everyone to know. During a five-day post-launch window, Black Ops broke all theatrical box office, book, and video game sales records worldwide. It’s obviously an impressive feat, even though price discrepancies make comparing movie and book sales to that of video games like apples to oranges.
Want the numbers? According to internal Activision estimates, sales have exceeded $650 million, topping the $550 million set by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
“Call of Duty has become the first entertainment property in history to set five-day launch records for two consecutive years across all forms of entertainment,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “The title's success illustrates the mass appeal of interactive entertainment as millions of consumers are choosing to play Call of Duty: Black Ops at unprecedented levels rather than engage in other forms of media. The number of people playing online and the number of hours they are playing demonstrates how online gaming has become a mainstream form of entertainment and certainly validates Activision Blizzard's leadership role in online entertainment.”
Black Ops is also breaking Xbox Live records. According to Microsoft, more than 5.9 million multiplayer hours were recorded by the end of launch day, logged by some 2.6 million unique gamers.
“There are many reasons for the success of Black Ops, but first and foremost is the fact that our team at Treyarch delivered a truly awesome game, and in the process have established themselves as one of the most talented developers in the world,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO at Activision Publishing. “There are millions of people all over the world engaging in this community. It's our job to keep them coming back for more.”
That is insane.
And I'm betting the next one will be even bigger..
Treyarch made awesome ADDITIONS, not an awesome all out game. Yea I love it and they deserve a good amount of credit, but they still used several things from Mod War 2. Thanks Treyarch, but you havent hit elite developing status yet.
I see this a stupid Kotick propaganda.
I see this as stupid Kotick propaganda.
eh sorry about the double post
Ok, I only think that games have become the mainstream media because TV generally sucks now, you can only watch a movie so many times and there aren't that many releases of interesting movies, and books haven't been for quite a while. Games, especially with multiplayer, are made to last at least 6 hours and much more with a multiplayer. So while you wait for something else cool to happen you play a game...because it's always different. I can honestly say that I have 14hrs clocks on Black Ops at the moment, but I spend more time on the computer and even more time reading than anything else. And so does my brother. But using monetary sales numbers is jumping the gun a bit because of what GI pointed out...1 game costs $60 compared to $7 to $10 on everything else. I'd like to know amounts of each thing, not just dollar signs. It definitely likely that something else is just as popular with a different crowd of people but not be selling as much monetarily.
Whats with the pic of castro kennedy and nixon with the other dude all standing together?
As far as the game I'll pick it up when I have the money, since a few of my friends have it and I am sure they are playing it a lot. It just wasn't a first day purchase for me. I'm getting burned out on the same ole same ole shooter stuff.I figured reach would be the one game that got me back into playing online on a regular basis but that only lasted so long, but that is mainly due to the hours I work which makes it hard to play with friends on line.
Which leads to my question.....why would they even THINK about needing to charge for multiplayer if they make that much money?
No surprise.Any box with Call of Duty on the box will sell millions.
I put that all in my mouth
TAKE THAT OTHER FORMS OF MEDIA
thats because black ops is ten thousand times better than that aborted fetus of a game, which is modern warfare 2
Wow that beats Spider Man 3!
That's a little unexpected. The topping MW2 anyway. I prefer Black ops, but I figured more people were looking forward to MW2
Well, its official. Black Ops beat MW2. Why am I not surprised?