We knew the game had broken day-one sales records but how about the five-day record?

Today, Activision has announced that Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops has broken theatrical box office, book and video game sales records for the five-day worldwide sell-through in dollars. The new record is now $650 million, which does indeed outstrip last year's record-setter by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , which raked in $550 million in the first five days. Black Ops has been warmly received by critics, despite the game suffering from a few technical issues at launch. Said Activision Blizzard CEO, Robert Kotick:

"Call of Duty has become the first entertainment property in history to set five-day launch records for two consecutive years across all forms of entertainment. The title’s success illustrates the mass appeal of interactive entertainment as millions of consumers are choosing to play Call of Duty: Black Ops at unprecedented levels rather than engage in other forms of media. The number of people playing online and the number of hours they are playing demonstrates how online gaming has become a mainstream form of entertainment and certainly validates Activision Blizzard’s leadership role in online entertainment."

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said the primary reason for the huge sales tally is simple: "Treyarch delivered a truly awesome game, and in the process have established themselves as one of the most talented developers in the world." There's little doubt that Black Ops will continue to be popular throughout the holiday season, and you can expect all the hoopla to start afresh about this time next year…when we wouldn't be surprised to see Modern Warfare 3 .

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops

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TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Ridiculous. Utterly ridiculous numbers. Now Activision will be insufferable, and other game producers will want games of other genre to mimic this performance or be declared a failure.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

KOS-MOS go away…?

Aww…

And who's that?

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

Highlander, you better tell me who is that as your new avatar OR FACE THE WRATH OF OTAKUMAN!!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

It's a cute, pretty, anime maid….called May. I added it in reference to all the controversy about Aya in her maid outfit (Parasite Eve). Worry not, KOS-MOS is ever near and will return (probably today now that folks have noticed the change…).


Last edited by TheHighlander on 11/18/2010 10:56:35 AM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

After some googling…….Hand Maid May?
Looks interesting……..

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

I thought it was from a game…maybe the Atelier series.

FullmetalX10
FullmetalX10
9 years ago

Isn't she from Xenosaga, at least that's what I remember that picture from, from the back of the OPM with Kingdom Hearts 2 on the cover.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Hand Maid May – Correct.

Funnily enough (make of this what you will), but she is voiced (English) by the same voice actress as Shion in Xenosaga. The characters also share a similar appearance – brownish hair, side braid and green eyes. So she does look a lot like Shion would in a maid uniform.

Sometime I'll have to pull together an avatar of Shion and May for a comparison. LOL!

Kossy will return this evening.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 11/18/2010 11:28:34 AM

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

Damn, I want that $100 million left over gap.

PAKINIPS
PAKINIPS
9 years ago

Gran turismo 5 is gonna kick its ass 😛

critics might have liked it but amazons user reviews have given it the lowest rated cod for a few years

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

No, sadly, GT5 will not. Quality and popularity aren't even relevant, really, because GT5 is only available on one platform.

godsman
godsman
9 years ago

Gran Turismo 5 will kick their ass…………in spirit!

Hezzron
Hezzron
9 years ago

360 numbers aren't relevant. It'll be interesting to see how GT5 sells in comparison to just the PS3 numbers for the COD's and GTA IV. I'm pretty sure GT5 will outsell all other PS3 exclusives, seeing as how none have broken the 5 million mark.

Nynja
Nynja
9 years ago

Unfortunately, I believe Ben is right. The only way GT5 would beat out Call of Duty is if over half of the PS3 owners bought a copy.

Maybe we should start a tally…

I'm 1.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

2.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Trois.

Milonakis
Milonakis
9 years ago

4

Nynja
Nynja
9 years ago

Woohoo! That's 4, we only need 19,999,996 more!

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
9 years ago

5.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

6 and 7.

fstop
fstop
9 years ago

8, for the living room. 9 for the Man Den.

X_shadowkilla_X
X_shadowkilla_X
9 years ago

10

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

11th

Gonna burn the road!

KNG201
KNG201
9 years ago

I say we need an exclusive fps for this gen. I think kojima should give it a try.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Exclusive FPS…?

Resistance

Killzone

You asked, they already answered.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Yea KNG, where have you been?

Spineshank
Spineshank
9 years ago

It's ust the same thing with some different maps and guns yet it makes a bazillion dollars….

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
9 years ago

I was gonna get one and due to shortage, I was unable to get a copy from my seller and I had to wait for a week.

With all the review and also the bugs and glitches, also together with the fact that it's the same engine, hell no I'm buying this game.

Cancelled my order and got DMC4 and Castlevania instead.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

There was a time when I would have been proud to see these numbers, but that was years ago when I was very young and naive. Despite what some reviewers and MW2 fans say this is one of the best CoD games ever made, even better then Modern warfare. This is really the first CoD where they actually tried to get you to think about the plot and care more about whats going on rather then just shooting people without thinking. Of all the CoD games Ive bought, this one is one of them that I don't feel that Ive kinda wasted my money like I felt with MW and MW2.

Hopefully Infintyward will learn from this and implement some of these elements in MW3.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

record,history,unbeatable.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

…and?

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
9 years ago

Killa, you fail because your a CoD fanboy. Lame.

Cuetes
Cuetes
9 years ago

..and? You forgot overated.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Baaaaaaaa!

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Once again, our quantitive natures trump the qualitive ones.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
9 years ago

It will NEVER outsell Super Mario Bros.

Hezzron
Hezzron
9 years ago

What happened to all the MW2 haters that said they were done with the series? Looks like they came back for more and brought a few friends with them…..and this despite Treyarch being the lesser of the COD developers.

Hypocrites!

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

hmm… wonder how the growth in sales compares to the overall sales over the past year of systems?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

They still left the series, but since MW2 released about ten gajillion children became old enough to purchase big boy games.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Proud to say I'm not part of the kotex hype.

Since I'm not into the MP modes, I'll just buy COD:BO somewhere down the pipeline, but only used & cheap(probably mid-year 2011).

And once again, anti-vision will continue to get a big fat zilch from me.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
9 years ago

That is an inaccurate generalization. I contested my dislike of COD, and did not buy Black Ops. If MW3 looks interesting, I might consider it. However, if it looks Black Ops I won't even look at it.

city96
city96
9 years ago

I really don't feel that it deserves this title. COD4 was where it went mainstream because COD4 was awesome, COD3 had 11 guns….

Ever since they have only introduced 4 big new features. The rest is slowly improving graphics which will never beat KZ3 or let alone Halo.

I have to say Black Ops online will always be fun because of the accesibility ><

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Halo isn't that great either. The game has looked the same since 3. Jaggies galore!

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

They should remaster COD: UO, that game was one of the best COD.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
9 years ago

I am somewhat ashamed to be a part of the "Record Setting Sales" not only does any CoD not deserve this solely because CoD's are essentially the same game with a few new perks, weapons, characters, and settings, it shows how casual gamers are defining the industry in a certain franchises ridiculous popularity. It is very sad to see other titles that offer true innovation and yet struggle to hit a few million units sold.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

lol, I love your helghast thumbs down avatar.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
9 years ago

I never noticed he was thumbing down Halo! funny!.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

BeezleDrop – You buy CoD and then complain about the sales numbers?? What kind of nonsense is that?

Or are you bashing CoD just to be cool on PSXE?

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

@Alienage

Do you try to make enemies as some sort of sociopathic hobby? Even if people are quote-unquote hypocritical in your -opinion-, why do you even care?

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
9 years ago

As a matter of fact Alienage,

I don't do anything to be "cool" this is how I really feel about the game and I chose to voice my opinion. Not a crime, the way I see it I am ashamed because the games reviews are the lowest I have seen for a recent CoD and it really just doesn't deserve this success. In no way does Kotick deserve any more money for any reason what-so-ever.