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Activision has announced that its Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has earned the company more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours the game was made available. According to the company, that makes it the biggest entertainment launch of the year.
"With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard's CEO. "Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars," the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013."
The game was released on November 13, and there's no doubt that it will continue to sell like mad during the holiday season. That's great news for multiplayer fans, who won't have to wait long to find other players eager to take them on.
Halo 4 was released a week earlier, and it sold through more than $220 million in its first 24 hours. Considering it's only available on the Xbox 360, as opposed to Call of Duty's multiplatform approach, that's not too shabby either.
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WOW, Congratulations againg Activision, 2011 MW3, now 2012 BlackOps2, that's like winning the WWE and World Heavyweight Championship's at Wrestlemania. :D
That's a lot of money made off of a gun and map pack
How long will it take for this series to finally slow down? This is ridiculous...
yeah no surprise here cod is the only game that's going to put up numbers like this in gaming until there is a game that has a great online play and that is on all systems and also free play online
Activision isn't even trying anymore. No effort.
The zombies addition is a blast!
*sigh* Call of Duty is to big for it's own good.
GTA V will double that amount on it's first day.
super alpha genesis deluxe hype. treyarch still can't make a good game. it's sad, wished more people would buy dishonered instead of this
YAY! More money for next years Call of Duty!
Nothing new! The franchise is a strong one; has built a strong YET passionate fan base.
not to surprised.
This made $280 Million more than halo 4's first day and what their goal was for their first week!!! :)
expected as much
and this is why we get annual releases.