Activision has just said that Modern Warfare 3 has outperformed Black Ops and has made them $775 million in 5 days compared to $650 million of Black Ops. Modern Warfare 2 made $550 million in 2009 as well. So the franchise is pretty much growing rapidly based on these sales.
Xbox Live has also seen 3.3 million concurrent users, which is a record and they also logged 7 million hours at the launch day.
“With $775 million of sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in its first five days, Call of Duty has become the first entertainment property in history to set five-day launch records for three consecutive years across all forms of entertainment,” said Robert Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard.
Life-to-date retail sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded $6 billion worldwide, which makes Call of Duty one of the most valuable entertainment properties in the world. We expect continued sales momentum, as reviews and audience enthusiasm suggest that this is the best Call of Duty game that we have ever made.
Jack Tretton meanwhile mentioned that it has done well on the PS3 too.
“In just over a week, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been hugely successful on PlayStation 3, and continues to drive millions of gamers globally to PlayStation Network with its unprecedented and engaging online multiplayer experience,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO of SCEA.
“The Call of Duty franchise is one of the biggest entertainment brands on the planet, delivering gameplay experiences like no other which is why we’re also excited to bring the Call of Duty franchise to our highly-anticipated next generation portable, PlayStation Vita.”
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