Call of Duty: Black Ops tops $1 billion
Activision's shooter hits worldwide revenue milestone in less than two months; more than 600 million hours of play logged.
Call of Duty: Black Ops continues to mark off milestones, as Activision today announced that the Treyarch first-person shooter has reaped $1 billion in revenues since its November 9 debut. According to the publisher, "in all of entertainment," only James Cameron's blockbuster film Avatar has managed to break the billion-dollar mark that quickly.
It helped that Black Ops got off to a fast start. In the first 24 hours, 5.6 million gamers answered the latest Call of Duty for a total of $360 million in sales. Within the first five days, Black Ops sales had reached $650 million. Those numbers trumped last year's opening for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which posted a 4.7 million unit, $310 million one-day total and reached $550 million in five days.
Naturally, people aren't just buying the game; they're also playing it in abundance. Activision claimed players have spent more than 600 million hours with Black Ops. The publisher cited statistics from Microsoft that the average player logs on to the game more than once a day, with each session lasting more than an hour. Additionally, more than half of that play time, on average, is spent in the game's online modes.
For more on Black Ops, check out GameSpot's review.
Top New Video Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Month -- June 2020 Pokemon Sword And Shield - Expansion Pass Trailer The Last Of Us Part 2 - Official Extended Commercial Sega's Big Announcement For Something Itty Bitty | Save State HBO Max Vs. Netflix | You Should Be Watching Ep 14 Alanah Pearce Guest Charity Stream | Play For All Day 3 Path of Exile: Harvest - Official Trailer And Developer Commentary Rick And Morty "Star Mort Rickturn Of The Jerri" Season 4 Episode 10 Breakdown & Easter Eggs! GameSpot Stands With Black Lives Matter Best Shows And Movies To Stream For June 2020 - Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Disney+, Shudder PS5 Event Delayed For A Good Reason | Save State Full Interview With Tim Sweeney And Kim Libreri - GameSpot's Play For All
GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org