Call Of Duty Pulls In More Than $US775m In 5 Days

Call Of Duty Pulls In More Than $US775m In 5 Days

Following in the footsteps of the last three Activision military shooters, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 had a record-breaking, money-printing first five days, pulling in more than a quarter of a billion dollars in worldwide sales.

“With $US775 million of sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in its first five days, Call of Duty has become the first entertainment property in history to set five-day launch records for three consecutive years across all forms of entertainment,” said Robert Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard. “Life-to-date retail sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded $US6 billion worldwide, which makes Call of Duty one of the most valuable entertainment properties in the world. “

Yes, the military shooter has made $US6 billion for Activision since its inception. Here are some other startling numbers:

More than seven million multiplayer hours were logged playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by the end of launch day, November 8, a 19 per cent increase over last year’s 5.9 million multiplayer hours logged playing Call of Duty: Black Ops last year’s launch day.

More than 3.3 million unique gamers played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in one day on November 8 up from 2.6 million unique gamers for Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 set a new record for concurrent players on Xbox LIVE with 3.3 million simultaneous users on November 8.


  • Now time to build a new game engine, hire some decent sound engineers and make a game that really pushes the envelope. My copy of modern warfare 3 made me think wow…i would have loved this in 2007

    • Exactly my thoughts. At least BO had decent sound engineering interms of the gun sounds etc. MW2/3 sounds like I am hitting tin cans together. All those millions of dollars and still just pushing their crap out the door.

      • For $775 million in a week, why on earth would you change??

        I think this is the perfect example for the old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

        This – I can understand perfectly. Angry Birds, I cannot.

  • Is there a typo? It says they pulled in more than $775 million but the text before that says they made more than a quarter of a billion?

  • now how bout you guys build a F***n new game engine with all this money..its been the same boring graphics for years now!

  • They’re lucky we as a human race can be so brainwashed and just general deadshits at times. In the words of epicmealtime, WAKE UP, WAKE THE FUCK UP.

    • they just followed Nintendo example, didn’t they? Mario Kart never innovates but people go ape shit over it. Zelda is the same crap over and over again, and Mario games are cut and paste (read some SMG2 reviews). Funny how Nintendo does it and you don’t complain about the brainwashed who buy the same things over again…

      or is it only cool to bash CoD??

      • You’re not wrong about Nintendo, but this is an article about cod. Was it an article about Nintendo, sure i’d say the exact same.

        • But in articles about Nintendo no one has a go at them! I agree with DansDans, why are we attacking Actiision for doing something for 8 years what Nintendo have been doing for 25?! I don’t think what either of them are doing is particularly right due to lack of innovation, but it shouldn’t just be “cool” to mock Call of Duty.

  • It’s a crime that this did so well when there is obviously better products out there who deserve the recognition.

    BF3, Skyrim and Assassins Creed Rev all coming out around the same time. Yet people run out in their millions to go buy the same game they played in 2009. DEPRESSING!

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