Activision is pretty pleased with sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Why wouldn’t they be, as they have reported that the game was able to score $500 million in sales within the first 24 hours of release? While the company has yet to say exactly how many copies of the game they were able to move within the 24-hour period, the figure is impressive nonetheless.
While some have suggested that the $500 million figure is more than that of Modern Warfare 3, this apparently is not the case. From what we understand, Modern Warfare 3 was able to rack up $400 million in sales within the first 24 hours of release, but that figure was apparently not a global sales number, rather it was the amount of sales within the first 24 hours in North America and the UK.
While the release of Black Ops 2 was only for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, Activision is expecting the Wii U to have an impact as well, with the Wii U version to arrive on November 27th in North America and November 30th in Europe. An analyst we spoke with says that it will be very interesting to see how well Activision does with Black Ops 2 on the Wii U, but he doubts that it will provide any real indication whether hardcore gamers believe Nintendo’s pitch that the Wii U will see more titles that are targeted at a hardcore gaming fan base.