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Call of Duty franchise continues to rake in the cash

When it comes to gaming franchises, Call of Duty is a force to be reckoned with. Shortly after the Call of Duty: Black Ops launched in early November, Activision declared the game to be the "biggest entertainment launch ever" as it raked in $360 million USD on sales of 5.6 million units.

According to NPD, the game generated sales of 8.4 million units in the month of November which accounted for a staggering 25 percent of all game software sales that month.

Activision today announced that the latest installment in the popular franchise crossed the $1 billion USD mark in sales worldwide. The game publisher also reported that more then 600 million hours have been logged by gamers who have flocked to the Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg was especially impressed with the hours logged, stating, "Even more remarkable than the number of units sold is the number of hours people are playing the game together online which are unprecedented. Call of Duty is more than a game, it's a true community.

"In all of entertainment, only Call of Duty and "Avatar" have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly," said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. "This is a tribute to the global appeal of the Call of Duty franchise, the exceptional talent at Treyarch and the hundreds of extraordinary people across our many Call of Duty studios including Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer that work tirelessly on the franchise.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is available for both consoles and PCs and has garnered favorable reviews from critics and gamers alike.



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RE: Still a TERRIBLE game.
By Rott3nHIppi3 on 12/22/2010 11:14:52 AM , Rating: 1
I must be the only person who actually likes Black Ops. Maybe the graphics don't top MW2, but the guns shoot/kill just the same. The spawn engine maybe isn't the greatest, but I'm not dying as much on respawn like I did in MW2. The killstreaks are about the same, if not better....and there's a lot less chopper gunners in a single game. Best of all... I don't have to sit and watch multiplayer; I can split screen and play along. The pros outweigh the cons, in my opinion.

Maps too small being an issue? Really? Every time its time to vote, CRISIS gets bumped for NUKETOWN every single time. Summit over Cracked just the same. Small maps = frag fest.. and gamers freak'n love it. Reminds me of my Quake days in some ways. Small maps get voted for more often than the larger maps... every time.


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