Call of Duty: Black Ops II grosses $1 billion in 15 days

Activision Blizzard, Inc., announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops II has crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide retail sales, according to Chart-Track retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates. Illustrating the strong appeal of interactive entertainment to audiences worldwide, the game achieved this milestone in just 15 days after its launch on November 13, 2012. Last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare3 reached $1 billion in retail sales in 16 days. The box office record set for feature films in 2009 by “Avatar” was $1 billion in 17 days.

That’s one popular franchise.



  • blops n plops

    To be fair, a copy of Black Ops II costs a lot more than a ticket to see Avatar. Still, it’s a massive amount of money.

  • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

    Validates console games over mobile/tablet apps.

    • rj

      Every time Apple announces how much money its paid to developers, I always think: “Is that all?”

      • http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II

        Indie devs can do pretty good but not this good, considering the project is much bigger though (beyond an indie effort).