Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses $1 Billion

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses $1 Billion

Post by Digital Puppy » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:14 am

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses $1 Billion in Retail Sales Worldwide

Game Continues to Set Retail Sell-Through Records
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan 13, 2010 -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billion mark in retail sales worldwide since its launch in November, according to internal Activision estimates.

In its first five days alone, the game sold an estimated $550 million worldwide, outpacing five-day worldwide theatrical box office gross figures for such films as Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Dark Night, according to internal Activision estimates and boxofficemojo.com.

"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."

Modern Warfare 2 is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language. For additional information about the game, visit www.modernwarfare2.com.

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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses $1 Billion

Post by FeRaL » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:26 pm

Just goes to show what nice graphics and marketing can achieve... Good game, but not excellent, and definitely not work the $1 billion in sales.

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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses $1 Billion

Post by bigblockmatt » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:23 pm

been playing the co-op part at a buddies house. that is fun!!
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses $1 Billion

Post by XstollieX » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:47 pm

bigblockmatt wrote:been playing the co-op part at a buddies house. that is fun!!
Agreed the co-op is a blast!

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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses $1 Billion

Post by Major_A » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:55 pm

This is a bit misleading.
Companies like Blockbuster, Gamefly, etc... purchase how many of theses games to rent out to people who don't want to shell out $60 for a game?

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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses $1 Billion

Post by shamrok3 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:44 pm

Kinda doesn't work Major, as MW2 uses VAC, and therefore Steam, so only applicable to consoles.
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