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Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days

Activision announces that Call of Duty: Black Ops II has tallied over one billion dollars in gross sales in the just over two weeks since the release of the military shooter sequel:

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that Call of Duty®: Black Ops II has crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide retail sales, according to Chart-Track retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates. Illustrating the strong appeal of interactive entertainment to audiences worldwide, the game achieved this milestone in just 15 days after its launch on November 13, 2012. Last year's Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®3 reached $1 billion in retail sales in 16 days. The box office record set for feature films in 2009 by "Avatar" was $1 billion in 17 days¹.

"The release of Call of Duty® has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined. Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for 'Harry Potter' and 'Star Wars,' the two most successful movie franchises of all time."

Since the game's launch, more than 150 million hours have been logged online playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox® LIVE® and PlayStation Network.

¹According to screenrant.com

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11. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 11:30 Blackhawk
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:14:
Instead they'd stop making FPS games as frequently and instead make Sims games.

Yeah, but maybe the FPS games that were left wouldn't all play exactly like Call of Duty.
 
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10. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 11:30 nin
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:26:
EA must be flogging the devs that were responsible for Medal of Honor Warfail right about now.

with so much money on the table it's no wonder so many try to get a slice of that pie.


Flogging!? Dear god, that's much too expensive! Just lock them out when they go to lunch!

 
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9. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 11:26 DangerDog
 
EA must be flogging the devs that were responsible for Medal of Honor Warfail right about now.

with so much money on the table it's no wonder so many try to get a slice of that pie.
 
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8. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 11:14 Beamer
 
Doma wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 11:12:
Shok wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 10:49:
Look on the bright side: at least it's not Sims 4 or something that is making $1B or that silly Molyneux curiosity "game".

How is this a good thing?

If Molyneux made a game good enough to make that much money, great!
Also, so what if Sims 4 makes a ton of money? I dont care about those kind of games.

The problem here is that CoD is so popular that is infecting the entire FPS genre. And I like FPS games.

I much rather see Sims 4 sell a billion copies.
At least then we dont have companies try to copy CoD and make shitty shooters.


Instead they'd stop making FPS games as frequently and instead make Sims games.
 
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7. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 11:12 Doma
 
Shok wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 10:49:
Look on the bright side: at least it's not Sims 4 or something that is making $1B or that silly Molyneux curiosity "game".

How is this a good thing?

If Molyneux made a game good enough to make that much money, great!
Also, so what if Sims 4 makes a ton of money? I dont care about those kind of games.

The problem here is that CoD is so popular that is infecting the entire FPS genre. And I like FPS games.

I much rather see Sims 4 sell a billion copies.
At least then we dont have companies try to copy CoD and make shitty shooters.

 
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6. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 10:49 Shok
 
Look on the bright side: at least it's not Sims 4 or something that is making $1B or that silly Molyneux curiosity "game".  
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5. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 10:42 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 10:37:
Yea, well Avatar didn’t cost you an arm and leg to walk into the theater either. You can’t compare apples to oranges here guys.

You can compare unlike things in a relative manner. Avatar actually raised the cost of movie tickets in the US when it was released, 3D especially.
 
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4. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 10:37 Darks
 
Dev wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 10:29:
The box office record set for feature films in 2009 by "Avatar" was $1 billion in 17 days

Jeez. Better than the best selling movie. Plus the movie probably cost much more to produce.

Yea, well Avatar didn’t cost you an arm and leg to walk into the theater either. You can’t compare apples to oranges here guys.
 
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3. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 10:29 Dev
 
The box office record set for feature films in 2009 by "Avatar" was $1 billion in 17 days

Jeez. Better than the best selling movie. Plus the movie probably cost much more to produce.
 
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2. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 10:22 JaguarUSF
 
Call of Duty: Black Ops II has tallied over one billion dollars in gross sales

You're right, that is gross.

Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week. Tip your waitress.
 
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1. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 10:07 Kajetan
 
Popular game is popular ... and last evening i smiled and smiled and SMILED while playing "Snapshot". Not so popular, but very charming little plattformer.  
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