Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks 1 billion USD in sales worldwide
Call of Duty: Black Ops continues to break the records set by its Infinity Ward developed predecessor Modern Warfare 2.
After hauling in 650 million USD in the first five days of sale alone, Call of Duty: Black Ops has now broken the 1 billion USD mark for sales all round the world.
Activision CEO and president Bobby Kotick said: "In all of entertainment, only Call of Duty and 'Avatar' have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly. This is a tribute to the global appeal of the Call of Duty franchise, the exceptional talent at Treyarch and the hundreds of extraordinary people across our many Call of Duty studios including Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer that work tirelessly on the franchise. Our ability to provide the most compelling, immersive entertainment experience, and enhance it with regular, recurring content that delivers hundreds of hours of audience value, has allowed Call of Duty to continue to set sales and usage records."
He added: "This extraordinary milestone was achieved because of the tens of millions of passionate Call of Duty players around the world. Global audiences have logged billions of hours online with Call of Duty games on Xbox LIVE, the PlayStation Network and on personal computers. This unique level of community engagement has enabled Call of Duty to become one of the world's most engaged online communities.