Analyst Michael Pachter has predicted the next Grand Theft Auto will sell upwards of 20 million copies. But apparently, another title has already hit that lofty plateau.
Several sources are reporting on the analyst's recent Tweet , which says Call of Duty: Black Ops has sold 20 million copies (though we're not certain if he's referring to a worldwide number). The best-selling video game in U.S. history, publisher Activision has already raked in over $1 billion on the most recent CoD installment, and most assume Modern Warfare 3 will be here for the 2011 holiday rush. As for Black Ops , Pachter says 12 million Xbox 360 copies were sold, and he predicts the recently released $15 Escalation expansion pack will hit 4 million. It'll probably help when the PlayStation Network comes back online, although it's clear CoD is more popular on Microsoft's console. …we have no further comment.
For the record, the last official sales number attached to Black Ops came from the March NPD statement, which placed the game at 13.7 million in the U.S. alone.
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