The latest “Call of Duty” title has broken the “Black Ops 2” sales record after racking up over $1 billion in worldwide sales in its first 10 days of release.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” was released on October 28 by Activision Blizzard and the previous record holder, “Black Ops 2”, had achieved the same number of sales in 15 days.
Still, “Modern Warfare 2” has yet to beat the record for fastest-selling game of all time. Take-Two’s “Grand Theft Auto 5” had more than $1 billion in sales in just three days.
“Modern Warfare 2” had fallen behind, reaching $800 million in the same time.
“The incredible momentum driving ‘Modern Warfare II’ is a direct reflection of the energy and passion of the ‘Call of Duty’ community,” said Johanna Faries, Call of Duty General Manager. “As we look forward to an unprecedented level of support for the launch of ‘Modern Warfare II’ and ‘Warzone 2.0’ next week, we are motivated to deliver again for the best player community in the world.”
Players of the new title have collectively logged more than 200 million hours of gameplay and more than 1 billion matches have been played.
“Call of Duty” and “Modern Warfare 2” are expected to have a year of massive success. “Warzone 2.0” is scheduled for release on November 16, and “Warzone Mobile” is scheduled for release in 2023.
Activision Blizzard will announce their latest earnings figures on Monday.
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