black ops record
Video games look set to break new ground in terms of revenue, what with Call of Duty: Black Ops from Activision breaking the $1 billion sales mark in just a month since its launch. In fact, more than half that figure was achieved during its first five days of release, the game already game sold more than $650 million worldwide, which places it ahead of theatrical box office, book and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars. In doing so, it also broke the previous worldwide record of $550 million which was set by, surprise surprise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in 2009. Did you play a role in helping Activision achieve this record breaking feat, or do you tend to shun such “blockbusters” simply because they are too commercialized? We would say that such sales figures normally correspond with a pretty solid gaming experience, so it wouldn’t hurt to pick up a copy of this if you’re feeling bored this holiday season. [Press Release]

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