Modern Warfare 3 has sold 6.5 million in 24 hours
- Posted November 11th, 2011 at 14:18 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 6 Comments
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has sold a whopping 6.5 million units in its first 24 hours on sale in the North America and the U.K., generating $400 million in the process.
The milestone puts Modern Warfare 3’s sales 900,000 higher than those of Black Ops in 2010 – which sold 5.6 million units and made $360 million in the process - and trounces Battlefield 3’s week-one sales of just over five million.
Having raked in $400 million in just 24 hours, the military shooter has resulted in publisher Activision claiming its third consecutive year of making “day one launch records across all forms of entertainment.”
If that wasn’t enough, Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, has said that life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise “exceed worldwide theatrical box office for “Star Wars” and “Lord of the Ring,” two of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time.”
“Other than Call of Duty, there has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records three years in a row,” said Kotick.
“Call of Duty is more than a game. It’s become a major part of the pop cultural landscape. It is a game that core enthusiasts love, but that also consistently draws new people into the medium. It is the most intense, adrenaline pumping entertainment experience anywhere,” added Activision’s Eric Hirshberg.
“I would like to thank our incredible teams at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games for making a brilliant game. But most of all, I would like to thank our millions of passionate fans worldwide. We made this game for you.”
Don Oliveira | Other_
- 12:24pm EST - November 11th, 2011
- 2:52pm EST - November 11th, 2011
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 2:57pm EST - November 11th, 2011
Well, anybody surprised? Nope.
Does anyone care? Nope.
Did I just pick up Skyrim? yup. =P
- 12:11am EST - November 12th, 2011
I don't wanna be one of those COD bashers. But I have bought the past like 6 COD's (cept W@W) and also BF3. And jesus, this game blows.. BF3 is so much better. Maybe its just me.. I love the COD franchise, BO was awesome. But damn. I now understand what everyone says about the recycling of the same old crap.
There is nothing new or revolutionary in MW3. Sure.. new maps, perks,modes. But for some reason it just feels like the same old.. And not in a good way. Just my opinion, not trollin.
- 2:48am EST - November 12th, 2011
Haters Gunna hate....
Im enjoying the heck out of this game. Infinity ward has done it again!
- 4:03am EST - November 12th, 2011
Amazing... they have such a fan base that people will actually buy the same game in a different package over and over again. I have both bf3 and mw3 and bf3 is my favorite of choice. The multiplayer is all about tactical gameplay. I don't believe I'll be buying the mw3 followup, its over rated. To everyone else who likes it enjoy it.... And buy the elite pack too!!!
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