Don Moore

Black Ops Rakes In Over $650 Million, Scores Headshot On Previous Record

In Business, Video Games on November 20, 2010 at 10:47 PM

A little over a year ago, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was releasing, generating over $550 million in sales  in five days with 4.7 million copies sold. That was a record, not only for video games, but for entertainment franchises period: No movie, album, or book has ever made that much money in as short a span. It’s only fitting that the next game in the CoD series would be the one to smash that record.

Call of Duty: Black Ops, the newest game in Activision’s Call of Duty series, is estimated to have made a monstrous $650 million dollars with 5.6 million units sold. To put those figures in perspective: The fastest selling album of all time sold a little over 3 million units in 7 days. The movie with the highest grossing five day debut, made a little over $200 million in five days.

What does this mean? It means Activision is pretty much king of the entertainment industry for the second year in a row. And that video games are that much closer to becoming the dominant form of leisure in North America–if they aren’t already. What a long way we’ve come from Atari.

Click the links below for more info:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Sets Record for Biggest Entertainment Launch All-Time, Cuba Livid (Spoilers)
COD: Black Ops obliterates MW2 sales record


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