Activision must be a happy camper right now, as the publisher has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II has already grossed over $1 billion in just 15 days since its release. For those keeping count, that’s a whole day earlier than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which also achieved $1 billion (16 days).
And who said Black Ops II wouldn’t be successful? Oh right, nobody.
“Since Call of Duty was launched, cumulative franchise revenues from players around the world are greater than current worldwide box office receipts to date for the top-10 grossing films of 2012 combined, said Activision CEO Bobby Kotick. “Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars,’ the two most successful movie franchises of all time.”
Since the launch of the game, over 150 million hours have already been logged into online play on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and that’s not even including PC players and those for the Wii U!