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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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Blocky Maps??
By BigDan on 12/22/2010 6:35:21 PM , Rating: 2
Huh? What do you mean by that? Is it because you wasted your money buying a console and expecting great graphics? I play an average of 25 hrs a week which is way less than I used to because I have a life. This game and all games will always be best on a PC, the multiplayer rooms I prefer are Dem and Dom in Nuketown.Simply because they are the fastest pace rooms and your team spawn is at a fixed point. The HC rooms make it easier for you to kill but in all the other maps everyone just camps and to me that's kinda weak. Treyarch said they will not be charging us for the additional map packs when they are released. It does have its issues like just about any game out there. The spawn points just suck, Valve really doesn't do anything to stop the hackers and after seeing they just made a Billion dollars I doubt they will ever.




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