Call of Duty Passes the Insane Mark in Sales

By John Colaw

December 21, 2010

Call of Duty Black Ops continues to be the most thing ever, this time by passing the $1 Billion mark in sales. The game hasn’t even been out two months yet, which is insane. Over 600 Million hours have been logged in the game, most of which have been unsurprisingly spent in the online multiplayer.

“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.”

With the first DLC scheduled to hit in a little over a month, Activision and Treyarch are sitting pretty on their money printing software.

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John is what you might call something of a badass. When he's not writing about games or playing them, he's playing in the Kansas City band "Documentary" and drinking as many different beers as often as he can. He's a huge comic nerd in the best sense of the term, with a particular love for the Creator Owned movement.

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