The Straits Times
Published on Dec 06, 2012

Call Of Duty blasts to billion-dollar sales mark


SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Activision Blizzard said on Wednesday that sales of its Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 video game rocketed to the billion-dollar mark just 15 days after its release.

Sales of the game hit a billion dollars two days faster than 3-D film blockbuster Avatar, which set a box office record after its release in 2009.

"The release of Call Of Duty has been one of the most significant entertainment events of each of the last six years," said Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick.

Since the latest installment of the game launched on Nov 13, players using Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 consoles have racked up more than 150 million hours battling with or against each other online.