It’s a pretty mind-blowing statistic that Activision offers us: in just 10 days of operation, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II generated over a billion dollars sales, reports Gamekult.
Modern Warfare II – not to be confused with the 2009 episode – is therefore the fastest-selling game in the history of la franchise Call of Duty. You have to go back to Black Ops II to find such a fine performance, since the billion dollars was only reached “after” 15 days of marketing for the title released in 2012. Undoubtedly, the possibility of play the campaign a week in advance using a pre-order had to help make inflate sales figures during the actual exit from October 27.
And again, when we relate this feat to the whole industry… alone un certain GTA 5 did better, reporting the time to hit 1 billion in revenue at 3 days. Eh yes, Modern Warfare II would be the second fastest-selling game of all time. You surprise me that Bobby Kotick be happy (when he’s not covering cases of harassment within his company and trying to sabotage employees’ efforts to form unions):
Our developers, along with our entire Activision-Blizzard team, are the backbone of our unwavering commitment to serving our hundreds of millions of players around the world. I am so proud of the extraordinary efforts of our Call of Duty teams and the records they have achieved with Modern Warfare 2. Connecting the world through the joy, fun and thrill of competition is key to our success. Modern Warfare 2 delivered that to millions of players faster and with greater satisfaction than ever before.
With Modern Warfare IIso it smells full board for Activision. But the party is far from over: we are only a few days away from the launch of Warzone 2.0 which is always planned for November 16thand given the novelties brought by this new version of the Call of Battle Royale, the already numerous players of the latest opus must wait impatiently for the free-to-play spin-off.