CoD: Black Ops Surpasses 1 Billion in Sales

Activision-Blizzard announced earlier today that the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise has surpassed 1 billion in sales worldwide. This is nearly a month faster than it took CoD: Modern Warfare 2 to hit 1 billion. It is now on track to set another milestone in the entertainment and video game industry. Before the games launch the expectations were set pretty high but now it seems that Wall Street’s expectations for the game weren’t high enough. Colin Sebastian of Lazard Capital Market has stated that they are “increasing the unit estimate for ‘Black Ops’ to 19 million from 17 million”.

In its first five days on shelves, Black Ops pulled in $650 million. Just by looking at the numbers you can see that the game is going to break Modern Warfare 2’s record in everyday. Just recently it was released that Activision is already working on the games first DLC. Modern Warfare 2 had two downloadable map packs, the first of which pulled in 37.5 million in its first week. I am sure we can expect that the DLC for Black Ops will top that.

According to Bobby Kotick: “people should expect to see more content made available for this game”, as well as why it’s doing so well: “The reason ‘Black Ops’ has done so well is it’s more accessible as a game,” says Kotick. “The folks who are making these games are really thoughtful about incorporating user feedback into the game. Each successive iteration makes it more broadly appealing.”

Honestly at this point. it doesn’t matter how bad or flawed the game can be, as long as it has the Call of Duty stamp on it people will run out and get it. I also feel that the reason the game is so popular is because what Infinity Ward did with Modern Warfare 2.


Written by: Luke - News Contributor

  1. #1 by Tosh on December 21st, 2010 [ 1127 Points ]

    I haven’t played any Call of Duty since Modern Warfare 1. Which I did have a lot fun playing. But I’ve been without it for so long now, I don’t care anymore about the series honestly.

  2. #2 by Kane112 on December 21st, 2010 [ 35672 Points ]

    This one, the original and MW2 are the only ones I’ve played and after this one it’s not looking like I’ll buy the next one

  3. #3 by Ace on December 21st, 2010 [ 23465 Points ]

    Honestly this is disgusting, all the money they make and they can’t create atleast one damn polished game.

  4. #4 by Baba0Booey on December 21st, 2010 [ 5938 Points ]

    Ace: Honestly this is disgusting, all the money they make and they can’t create at least one damn polished game.  


  5. #5 by Luke on December 21st, 2010

    Think about it guys, if you are pulling in billions of dollars are you going to give a crap what a few people say? Some say the PS3 and PC version is broken, sales tell a totally different story 🙁

    Not that I disagree because it seems like a lot of people are complaining, but yet people are still supporting them.

  6. #6 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on December 21st, 2010 [ 2160 Points ]

    This is just sad. Its sucha crummy game so over hyped.

  7. #7 by UbeRamza on December 22nd, 2010 [ 915 Points ]

    Piece of Crap. They will never get any more of my money, the sad part is that it won’t make a bit of differance.

  8. #8 by Luke on December 22nd, 2010

    At this point they should just crap in a box call it Call of Duty and watch it sell.

  9. #9 by Royalty32 on December 22nd, 2010

    People get over it, COD isnt going anywhere anytime soon. U same ppl who say its crap are the same ppl who are gonna buy it year after year. When its all said and done the COD franchise will be the best selling franchise of all time. Surpassing the GT series, Mario series, Zelda series, etc….Me personally i love it, Its the best shooter and has the best mp.

  10. #10 by Jonaskin on December 22nd, 2010

    Wow. that’s an insane amount of money!

    All the people who are unsure about Black Ops – it’s a really, really good game. If you didn’t enjoy Modern Warfare 2 (I did – although I’m not in the camp that proclaims it as BEST GAME EVAR – but there’s a lot that didn’t) I can honestly say that Black Ops is a much better game. If you’re worried about the fact it’s developed by Treyarch – don’t be! It has totally exceeded all my expectations of it.

  11. #11 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on December 24th, 2010 [ 2160 Points ]

    SO much over hyped!!!

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