CoD: Black Ops Passes $1 Billion In Sales
That performance built on the previous benchmark of $650 million of sales in the game's first five days, which set a five-day global record for a movie, book or videogame, the company said.
"In all of entertainment, only 'Call of Duty' and 'Avatar' have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly," Activision Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick said in a statement, referring to the blockbuster alien epic helmed by James Cameron.
Despite a strong November, research group NPD estimates that overall sales of gaming hardware and software for 2010 are likely to range from $18.8 billion to $19.6 billion, the top of which would be roughly flat with last year.
I'm not allowed to play Black Ops on account of my legal guardian claiming the violence is too lifelike, but I did apply to the CIA's Special Activities Division for a chance to get involved in the real deal. Unfortunately, I was disqualified during the colors test. Admit it -- YOU PURPOSEFULLY MADE THOSE OPS LOOK PURPLE JUST TO TRICK ME!