Sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II by Activision have surpassed $1 billion in just 10 days, beating the previous franchise record set in 2012 by Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which took 15 days.
Since its full release on October 28, players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC have logged over 200 million hours and played over a billion matches in Modern Warfare II, according to publisher Activision.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick once said, “Our developers, along with our entire Activision Blizzard team, are the backbone of our unwavering commitment to serve our hundreds of millions of players around the world.” What our Call of Duty teams accomplished with Modern Warfare II was genuinely remarkable, and I couldn’t be more pleased with their hard work and dedication. The secret to our success is bringing people together through shared experiences of delight, amusement, and the excitement of competition. Millions of players have received this from Modern Warfare II sooner and with higher satisfaction than ever before.
This new record-breaking news comes on top of an already spectacular launch:
- Modern Warfare II is the highest-grossing entertainment opening of 2022.
- Modern Warfare II is the No. 1 top-selling opening in franchise history, topping $800 million in sell-through following its first three days of release.
- On November 16, the run continues with the release of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. That game is built on a common engine for the first time with Modern Warfare II and the upcoming Warzone Mobile.
‘The incredible momentum driving Modern Warfare II is a direct reflection of the energy and passion of the Call of Duty community,’ said Johanna Faries, general manager of Call of Duty, in a statement. We are inspired to deliver again to the best player community in the world as we anticipate an unprecedented level of support for Modern Warfare II and the launch of Warzone 2.0 next week.
Modern Warfare II is available worldwide on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC for Battle.net and Steam.
Activision’s internal estimates and data from digital and retail partners form the basis for global sales figures. The history of the Call of Duty series is documented by internal company data. Financial success, as reported by boxofficemojo.com.
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