Call of Duty: Black Ops II earns over $500 million in sales in the first 24 hours
Latest shooter from the popular franchise is off to a flying start
Activision today announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II has achieved an estimated sell-through of more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates.
"With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. "Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013."
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is available at retail locations worldwide on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. The title is also expected to be released in North America for the new Wii U game system from Nintendo on November 18, 2012.