“Call of Duty: Black Ops” Sets Video Game Sales Record

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Activision was wrong when they predicted that Call of Duty: Black Ops wouldn’t sell as well as their highly-successful previous title in the franchise Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. But when you rake in $360 million dollars within 24 hours, I’m guessing this error in estimation is not something that they’re really worried about.

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The Cold War-era set game sold 5.6 million copies in the first day, making it the biggest launch in video game entertainment history. Modern Warfare 2 shocked sales analysts when it sold 4.7 million copies within 24 hours and brought in $310 million, but Black Ops easily shattered that record. The company said they are on track to overtake the 5-day $550 million global sales record of the previous title.

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Though the reviews are overall positive, the company already has had to release a patch for PC gamers to help deal with the massive amounts of people logging in. It seems like sales will be full steam ahead for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday season, for those of us who were too lazy to go to the store to pick up a copy on the release date.

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