Call of Duty: Black Ops II sold 10,000 units in just five minutes at the U.K. branch of Blockbuster, it has emerged.
The military shooter went on sale at midnight with Blockbuster opening 450 stores across the region to prepare for the game’s release.
Blockbuster UK’s Gerry Butler commented: "It was fantastic to see thousands of people turnout at over 450 Blockbuster stores last night and our staff really getting into the spirit of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.”
"We could not have served all our customers so quickly without the dedication of our staff so huge thanks for them for working so hard on the biggest night in gaming."
"We sold over 10,000 copies of the game in the first five minutes alone and we anticipate that our stores will continue to serve hundreds of COD fans today as the rush continues to get the latest game in this record breaking franchise," he added.
Black Ops II introduces a number of new features to the aging CoD formula, including branching story paths, Strike Force missions and improved multiplayer mechanics. The campaign stretches from the 1980s to the year 2025, and sees the return of original Black Ops heroes Frank Woods and Alex Mason.
Stay tuned for our review here at PSU.com later today.