While I haven’t played in 3 days since I’ve had it, Others are ranking up and Activision is laughing all the way to the bank. In a press release issued today the gaming giant release champion caliber numbers:
The highly-anticipated Call of Duty®: Black Ops II has achieved an estimated sell-through of more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates.
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, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. “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. -Activision.com
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has been confirmed as the next official game of the Call of Duty series.
Although Black Ops 2 will be formally announced on May 1st during the NBA playoffs, a pre-order card was spotted at a Target location with a release date of November 13, 2012. And as a COD fan there’s 3 things that matter in November:
1. Call of Duty
2. Black Friday
In that order…