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COD: Black Ops II Sales

What was the 24 hour take?

By Robert T. Trate     November 16, 2012
Source: Activision

We thought since we report on the Movie Box Office from time to time, it would only be appropriate to report on the video game sales of this week’s big release. Here is the official word on sales from Activision on Call of Duty Black Ops II: 
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the Call of Duty franchise has delivered the biggest entertainment launch of the year. The highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops II has achieved an estimated sell-through of more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates.
 
"With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. "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. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013." 
 
On November 13, 2012, millions of fans attended more than 16,000 midnight openings at retail stores worldwide. Reflecting the wave of excitement that swept the globe, Call of Duty: Black Ops II drove social conversation in its first 24 hours as it was a top trending topic globally on Twitter in 23 cities worldwide. Additionally, there have been more than 30 million YouTube video views of the game's live-action 'Surprise' launch trailer since its release on October 29, 2012.
 
"Call of Duty has become more than a product people buy, it's become a brand people buy into.  And every November we do more than just launch a game, we kick off an annual, unofficial but worldwide phenomenon called Call of Duty season," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "I want to thank our incredible team at Treyarch for making an amazing game, everyone at Activision for making this brand a force of nature and our retail partners for their unprecedented support of this franchise. But most importantly I want to thank our millions of fans for their continued support and loyalty and for making us better every day." 

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almostunbiased 11/16/2012 1:09:27 PM

No Domination adn Headquarters for Hardcore, means a lame game.  Best two games and they aren't in hardcore mode, WTH!!!!!

Mossy1221 11/16/2012 2:02:53 PM

 I let my silly friend by it and inform me about Black Ops 2.  After he purchased it and told me it was no better than MW3, I wiped my brow in relief.  Saved my self $60 .    

hanso 11/16/2012 2:47:01 PM

 I'm waiting for the price to drop before I get it.

raa2001 11/16/2012 4:31:38 PM

 Zombies is the best part about Black Ops and Black Ops 2

Roqueja 11/16/2012 8:22:47 PM

I picked it up, am actually going to play right now, and I like it.  It has maps to please just about everybody, and the campaign and zombies are great.  I still find problems with long range definition, but everything else, including the details to images and sound effects are the best so far in the franchise.  What a staggering amount of money being made here.  I myself loved the first Black Ops, but disliked MW3.  This one I felt was better than both of them by taking the best attributes of both and combining them, while tinkering enough with the flaws of both and effectively eliminating them.  It didn't have the wow factor with the graphics that the first one did, but only because this is a mash of the first and MW3.

troopershades 11/17/2012 8:34:43 AM

 if only they would take all that money and invest in a new engine.

hanso 11/17/2012 2:58:57 PM

 I rented it.  Love the online but damn it looks the same as all the others.  I agree with trooper shades.

Dazzler 11/19/2012 4:28:39 AM

Day after Christmas it drops to $40 on Amazon, hope the trend continues.

 

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