Call of Duty: Black OpsCall of Duty: Black Ops has surpassed Wii Play to become the best-selling game in US history. According to new figures released by sales tracking firm the NPD Group, Activision’s first-person blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops is now the best-selling video game ever released in the U.S.
At last count, Call of Duty: Black Ops is reported to have sold 13.7 million copies stateside in the four months since its November release. This number is a combination of sales across all platforms including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii and Nintendo DS.
Over 600 Million Hours Logged Playing Call of Duty: Black Ops
Game Continues to Set Entertainment Records
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billion mark in sales worldwide since its launch in November, according to internal Activision estimates.
In its first five days alone, the game sold more than $650 million worldwide, outpacing theatrical box office, book and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars, according to internal Activision estimates and boxofficemojo.com. The game exceeded Activision’s previous five-day worldwide record of $550 million set by last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, the new and 7th game title in the series of Call of Duty, sold 5.6 million copies in 24 hours, making it the biggest entertainment launch ever, generating an estimated $360 million in sales. That’s a monstrous record, beating out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s $310 million for the biggest one-day sales record in videogame history.
There has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records for two consecutive years, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said in a statement. The game is also on track to outperform last year’s five-day global sales record, which was $550 million, Kotick said.
Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Black Ops Edition
Fans of the Call of Duty, first person shooting video game franchise know that the latest edition, Call of Duty: Black Ops, will be released on November 9th. What you might not know, however, is that Activision, Call of Duty distributor, have partnered with Jeep, not only to have the Wrangler featured in the latest addition of the CoD series, but to create a special Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty Black Ops Edition.
Wrangler Unlimited Call of Duty Black Ops Edition is based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model and features dark Rubicon wheels in a high-gloss Mineral Gray wrapped in 32-inch off-road tires, Mopar taillamp guards, a Mopar fuel door, Call of Duty: Black Ops logos, an entirely blacked-out exterior and all of the Wrangler’s upgrades for 2011 Jeep Wrangler model.