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Black Ops II Pulls in More Than $500 Million in First Day

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 8:33 am by Justin Cavender

Activision announced today Call of Duty: Black Ops II made more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release. The support of over 16,000 retail stores open for midnight launch shows how badly gamers wanted their copy.

“With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc.  “Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars,” the two most successful movie franchises of all time.  Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Black Ops II will be available for the Nintendo Wii U on November 18, 2012.

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