Activision must be pretty happy with the sales performance of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
The company has reported via internal estimates and chart-track that the game has brought at least $1 billion in revenue in just 15 days worldwide. That means it must have shipped more than 15 million copies.
There were concerns that the market for the game is slowing down and Black Ops 2 hasn’t really performed all that well even though it brought $500 million in a week compared to $400 million of Modern Warfare 3.
This must prove a lot of people wrong and cement Call of Duty’s position as one of the biggest brands of all time.
“The release of Call of Duty has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.
“Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined.
“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.”
More than 150 million hours were logged on Xbox Live and PSN, according to Activision. The game came out 10 days ago and has become one of the best selling games of all time already.