Black Ops Breaks Sales Records
Developer Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops breaks the glass ceiling in pure dollar sales, according to Activision.
The publisher of the first-person shooter announced this morning that Black Ops has broken theatrical box office, book, and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars. Black Ops has even broken the record five-day worldwide sales of $550 million set by last year's release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. According to internal Activision estimates, Black Ops made $650 million for the company in its first five days of release.
In addition to beating previous sell-through records, Call of Duty: Black Ops set new records on Xbox Live. According to data gathered by Microsoft, more than 5.9 million multiplayer hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops were logged by the end of launch day (November 9). In addition, more than 2.6 million unique gamers played Call of Duty: Black Ops in one day on launch day.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated Mature by the ESRB and available for various platforms such as PS3, Windows PC, and Xbox 360.
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Black Ops breaks sales records