It appears that the recent euphoria surrounding the release of the latest Call of Duty game series is being justified in terms of sales and breaking records. Following the success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops has set a new record for first day sales. The newly released game, generated over $360m on its first day on sale with more than 5.6 million copies sold in the US and UK alone. However, the majority of sales were recorded for the Xbox 360 version although other game consoles such as the PlayStation 3 are quickly catching up, with many stores already running out of stock.
According to Gfk/Chart-Track, the previous record holder, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, sold 1.23 million units in the United Kingdom in November last year compared to around 1.4 million Black Ops units last week. Considering its record breaking success, it is perhaps not a surprise that the game publisher, Activision, expects the total revenue generated by this latest release to supersede the $550m generated by Modern Warfare 2, when the first five days of sales calculated. Already, analysts are predicting that Call of Duty: Black Ops could go on to become the biggest game of the year, potentially raising over $1 billion for its publishers.
How does Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 compare to Black Ops?
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November 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm
Just bought the game the other day, and just played it for a couple of hours. So far I am loving it! I wouldn’t say it’s much better than its predecessors, just a tad better looking graphics.
November 16, 2010 at 1:20 am
I am a huge COD fan and Black Ops is great, it isn’t much different from its predecessors but the graphics are great and I LOVE ZOMBIES!!!!!!!
November 16, 2010 at 5:50 am
This game is so cool! I love the graphics and the weapons being used.
November 17, 2010 at 9:24 pm
It’s not really different from MW2, but I think multiplayer is really nice (like always :D)
November 19, 2010 at 12:54 am
No wonder, that it is so successful – it’s the best CoD game ever!
December 1, 2010 at 6:03 am
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