It’s no surprise that Call of Duty breaks every friggin sales record known to man year after year, but this year is something special. In just 16 days after release, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 crossed the $1 billion sales mark overtaking the record set in 2009 by the feature film “Avatar“, which reached $1 billion in 17 days.
Here’s some other interesting facts. With more than 30 million gamers, the Call of Duty community now exceeds the combined populations of the cities of New York, London, Tokyo, Paris and Madrid. That is nucking futs!
CEO of Activision Publishing Eric Hirshberg, released a statement saying:
“Call of Duty has become that rare entertainment franchise that transcends its own genre. Core gamers love it, as our stellar reviews show. But every year, new people are drawn into Call of Duty, and while the franchise continues to set records, our fans still seem to want more, demonstrated by our record setting start on Call of Duty Elite. We are committed to helping everyone connect, compete and improve their game, Call of Duty style.”
You can hate on the franchise all you want for not changing, but with money like this, there’s no way Activision is changing the likes of Call of Duty anytime soon.