MW3 Tops Black Ops, Tallies $775 Million In 5 Days
Activision likes money. It's why they like Call of Duty.
Today, the happy publisher has boasted that within five days of being on store shelves around the world, and after the "biggest launch in entertainment history," Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has enjoyed a sell-through of $775 million.
The previous record-holder? You guessed it; last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops, which dragged in $650 million in its first five days of availability. Black Ops took the title away from 2009's Modern Warfare 2, which brought in $550 million in five days. Hence, the trend continues. In other insane stats, Activision and Microsoft said the 360 version of the game saw 3.3 million players log over 7 million multiplayer hours on day one, which tops the 2.6 million players and 5.9 million multiplayer hours Black Ops had.
Sony didn't offer any PSN numbers, but SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton said the MW3 launch was "hugely successful" on the PS3. Well, of course. It's Call of Duty.
Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
11/17/2011 10:13:48 AM Ben Dutka