Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 hit the insane billion-dollar mark and although some analysts were skeptical, Activision was always confident this year's Black Ops would also hit the lofty plateau.
And so it has. Activision has announced that Treyarch's popular shooter has dragged in $1 billion in revenue since the game hit store shelves on November 9. Only one other product in the entertainment world has managed to hit a billion dollars that quickly; James Cameron's blockbuster film, "Avatar." In the first 24 hours, 5.6 million gamers worldwide picked up the latest CoD entry, which translated to $360 million in sales. After the first five days, the number reached $650 million; all such early stats were actually better than MW2. And of course, as you might expect, people haven't bought the game to let it sit and gather dust: Activision claims that 600 million hours have been logged online thus far. The numbers are huge, as expected, and Activision will try to do it again at the end of 2011, when the newest Call of Duty will drop. Evidently, it's Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 3 , which has another legitimate shot at that billion bucks.
We've also heard about a few other CoD titles that may or may not be huge but at this rate, just about anything with "Call of Duty" in the title is bound to hit big.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Black Ops