Call of Duty: Black Ops passes $1 billion worldwide

We all know that Call of Duty: Black Ops has kicked a lot of big ass since it hit shelves at the start of November. But just in case everyone was starting to forget, Activision has just confirmed that the mega-selling game has passed the $1 billion sales mark.

 

That’s been reached by “internal Activision estimates”, but it still shows just how rampantly popular the first person shooter really is. The first downloadable content for Black Ops is due in February, and with it no doubt a whole load of money for Activision.

 

“In all of entertainment, only Call of Duty and Avatar have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly,” said Activision boss Bobby Kotick.

 

It’s all the more impressive considering the raft of problems PS3 owners have had playing Black Ops online. But with 600 million gaming hours logged, it seems plenty of people aren’t struggling to play the planet’s hottest game.

Posted by Joe Minihane


We all know that Call of Duty: Black Ops has kicked a lot of big ass since it hit shelves at the start of November. But just in case everyone was starting to forget, Activision has just confirmed that the mega-selling game has passed the $1 billion sales mark.

 

That’s been reached by “internal Activision estimates”, but it still shows just how rampantly popular the first person shooter really is. The first downloadable content for Black Ops is due in February, and with it no doubt a whole load of money for Activision.

 

“In all of entertainment, only Call of Duty and Avatar have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly,” said Activision boss Bobby Kotick.

 

It’s all the more impressive considering the raft of problems PS3 owners have had playing Black Ops online. But with 600 million gaming hours logged, it seems plenty of people aren’t struggling to play the planet’s hottest game.

Posted by Joe Minihane


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