Modern Warfare 2 draws in $1 billion
- Posted January 13th, 2010 at 16:00 EDT by Adam Dolge
- 30 Comments
Activision has sold an astonishing number of its hit shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The company announced today that the game continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billion USD mark in retail sales worldwide since its launch in November. These figures are according to Activision estimates.
Infinity Ward’s MW2 sold an estimated $550 million worldwide in its first five days alone, outpacing five-day worldwide Hollywood box office gross figures for films like Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and The Dark Knight.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has exceeded our expectations and shattered theatrical box office and video game records,” said Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “There are only a handful of entertainment properties that have ever reached the $1 billion mark, which illustrates the power of the Call of Duty franchise and mass appeal of this game.”
- 11:06am EST - January 13th, 2010
wow, im not even sure what to say to this...impressive milestone i guess?
the game is decent but i dont think it is the greatest all time or anything
- 11:08am EST - January 13th, 2010
gay. now eveyone will make mediocre shooters
Ixion | MagicManGSC
- 11:09am EST - January 13th, 2010
Commence the hate.
- 11:11am EST - January 13th, 2010
Just goes to show that gamers are stupid:p
Sylar | Spikey456
- 11:12am EST - January 13th, 2010
I wonder what the figures are for world at war :P
- 11:14am EST - January 13th, 2010
Yey for over rated shooters!
*Goes back to Killzone2*
- 11:30am EST - January 13th, 2010
i'm not one of those that wasted $60 4 this $h!t...........kill zone 2 > mw2.
- 11:32am EST - January 13th, 2010
wow, really? im impressed that good games, can make this much money, but im also sad by the fact that other really great games are not even close to this.
that shows that quality is not as important as advertising!
- 11:33am EST - January 13th, 2010
Well I might as well be the first...I actually like this game and can see why it's done so well.
- 11:46am EST - January 13th, 2010
No you are not the only one, i do like the game too, but cmon its not the best shooter of all times... it doesnt have the greatest story of all times, not even the best graphics..everythying is good about the game..but its not just 1 billion dollar great
- 11:57am EST - January 13th, 2010
Good stuff, now with all these profits they could give us one of the map packs for free.
- 11:59am EST - January 13th, 2010
I agree it's not the best shooter ever but it's damn near one of the most fun. IMO anyway.
- 12:01pm EST - January 13th, 2010
it really is a great game for online fun. what more do you want out of game desinged for online? and coop. the campaing is only so you can get used to the controlls anyways if you have not played too many shooters. no one buys this game for the campaign LOL. again thats what sells these days is online games. hence why MAG is coming out. ONLINE games sell so redicules these days.
- 12:04pm EST - January 13th, 2010
- 12:10pm EST - January 13th, 2010
you said it, online, and mag it does offer something kinda new to console gamers. massive amount of players, cod doesnt even offer anything new. everything cod:mw2 does it has been done before, and it doesnt even make it better than some other games out there right now. thats why that much money is just plain ridiculous.
and shows that "gamers" dont buy the game they buy the ads, which is not wrong, i mean thats what ads are for right? but worse! they get convinced that there are no other games like or better than cod.
- 12:28pm EST - January 13th, 2010
Shame it doesn't deserve it.
- 12:37pm EST - January 13th, 2010
@11 Well said, why not give us all a free map pack, to show their appreciation to their customers. I know they're a company and like to make money but c'mon....1 billion dollars!
- 12:48pm EST - January 13th, 2010
@9 im with u on that one
- 12:54pm EST - January 13th, 2010
ye i dont deny its fun, as i said i do like it. and i have fun with it. but you have to admit its not 1 billion dollars that great. and if it is then other games should be too, and also that gamers are overrating this game.
- 12:57pm EST - January 13th, 2010
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