Featured Articles

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia Shield 2 shows up in AnTuTu

Nvidia’s original Shield console launched last summer to mixed reviews. It went on sale in the US and so far Nvidia…

More...
AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

AMD CSO John Byrne talks ARM

We had a chance to talk about AMD’s upcoming products with John Byrne, Chief Sales Officer, AMD. We covered a number…

More...
AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

AMD Chief Sales Officer thinks GPU leadership is critical

We had a chance to talk to John Byrne who spent the last two years as Senior Vice President and Chief…

More...
OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OpenPlus One $299 5.5-inch Full HD phone

OnePlus is one of the few small companies that might disrupt the Android phone market, dominated by giant outfits like Samsung.…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 19 November 2012 07:26

Black Ops sets the bar at $500 million

Written by David Stellmack

activision

Global sales in the first 24 hours of release

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.


blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments