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Call of Duty: Back Ops Sales surpass $1 Billion Mark !!!!!!!!!!!!

December 27, 2010 Leave a comment

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Activision has announced that their all-time Hit Call of Duty: Black Ops has topped one-billion dollar sales in just six weeks since launch.

Full press release is as follows:

all of Duty®: Black Ops™ Surpasses $1 Billion in Sales Worldwide

Over 600 Million Hours Logged Playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Game Continues to Set Entertainment Records

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billion mark in sales worldwide since its launch in November, according to internal Activision estimates.

In its first five days alone, the game sold more than $650 million worldwide, outpacing theatrical box office, book and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars, according to internal Activision estimates and boxofficemojo.com.  The game exceeded Activision’s previous five-day worldwide record of $550 million set by last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® 2.

To date, more than 600 million hours have been logged playing Call of Duty: Black Ops since the game launched on November 9, 2010.  According to Microsoft, the average player logs on more than once a day and plays for more than one hour each time.  Over half of that time is spent playing online with and against friends, illustrating the unique social characteristics of the game.

“In all of entertainment, only Call of Duty and “Avatar” have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.  ”This is a tribute to the global appeal of the Call of Duty franchise, the exceptional talent at Treyarch and the hundreds of extraordinary people across our many Call of Duty studios including Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer that work tirelessly on the franchise.  Our ability to provide the most compelling, immersive  entertainment experience, and enhance it with regular, recurring content that delivers hundreds of hours of audience value, has allowed Call of Duty to continue to set sales and usage records.”

Kotick continued, “This extraordinary milestone was achieved  because of  the tens of millions of passionate Call of Duty players around the world.  Global audiences have logged billions of hours online with Call of Duty games on Xbox LIVE, the PlayStation Network and on personal computers.  This unique level of community engagement has enabled Call of Duty to become one of the world’s most engaged online communities.

“Call of Duty continues to rewrite not just the record books, but also the rules of interactive entertainment,” says Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Even more remarkable than the number of units sold is the number of hours people are playing the game together online which are unprecedented. Call of Duty is more than a game, it’s a true community.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Language.  For additional information about the game, visit http://www.callofduty.com/blackops.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, http://www.activision.com.

*All references cited are sourced according to http://www.boxofficemojo.com or www.guinnessworldrecords.com

 

 

This is a huge win for Activision! The holiday season sales will only help Activision sell more copies of Black Ops.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is the sequel to the all time successful Modern Warfare 2. It features better graphics, better weapons, more annihilation, better gameplay and pretty much everything over the previous Call of Duty titles.

[via Redmond Pie]

Categories: Call of Duty, GAMING

iOS gaming line-up expands ,4 New Amazing Games Blast into App Store

December 16, 2010 2 comments

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has arrived in the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.

The game is based on the best selling PC and console game with upto 14 single player missions across 5 battle zones.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for iPhone is available for $0.99 only

Download Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for iPhone [iTunes Link].

N.O.V.A 2

The much acclaimed sequel to the first person shooter, N.O.V.A. 2 has finally arrived on the iTunes App Store

N.O.V.A. 2 for iPhone is available for $6.99

Download N.O.V.A. 2 for iPhone [iTunes Link]

Real Racing 2

The much awaited sequel to the original Real Racing title for iOS is now available for download.

Real Racing 2 brings 30 officially licensed cars with unique performance characteristics.

Real Racing 2 for iPhone is available for $9.99

Download Real Racing 2 for iPhone [iTunes Link]

Ultimate Mortal Kombat

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for iPhone and iPod touch has been unexpectedly released slightly before its scheduled launch date.

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for iPhone is available for $6.99

Download Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for iPhone [iTunes Link]

Categories: APPLE, GAMING, iPad, iPhone, iPod