Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"Call Of Duty" Kills With $1 Billion In Sales

Activision reports that the video game "Call of Duty: Black Ops" continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billion mark in sales worldwide since its launch November 2010.

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. The game exceeded Activision's previous five-day worldwide record of $550 million set by last year's game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2".

"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."

"'Call of Duty' continues to rewrite not just the record books, but also the rules of interactive entertainment," said 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."

Voice cast includes Sam Worthington as 'Alex Mason', Ed Harris as 'CIA Agent Jason Hudson', Gary Oldman as 'Sergeant Reznov', Ice Cube as 'Corporal Bowman' and Topher Grace as 'Special Agent Harris'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Call of Duty: Black Ops"...