MW3 tops 1 BILLION $$$ in 16 days, New Record

December 12, 2011 in COD8, Infinity Ward, NEWS, Sledgehammer

Activision Studios: Sledghammer Games and Infinity Ward’s Joint venture “Modern Warfare 3″ has just busted though yet another record, beating out Avatar (the movie) for generating over $1,000,0000,000 in sales the fastest. Avatar did it in 17 days, which MW3 beat by ONE day. Congratulations Activision, now lets take some of that money and apply it towards getting ELITE to work properly :P $ounds like a good idea to me, LOL. Really though great job guys/gals.
Partial Press release below.

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Press Release:

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare™ 3 crossed the $1 billion mark in sales since its launch on November 8, 2011, according to Charttrack and retail customer sell-through information. Highlighting the trend of interactive entertainment gaining a greater hold of audiences worldwide, the game achieved this milestone in just 16 days, eclipsing the record set in 2009 by the feature film “Avatar,” which reached the $1 billion milestone in 17 days.

While 2011 box office revenue is on the decline — down 4 percent this year at $9.4 billion, compared with $9.8 billion in 2010 — the number of people purchasing and participating in gaming is on the rise, with no sign of slowing.(1) 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.

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2 responses to MW3 tops 1 BILLION $$$ in 16 days, New Record

  1. cool

  2. Outa control!!! That is just crazy!! Good game tho. I think Activision should just tell treyarch to give up and let them handle it. Activision could do zombies and wouldn’t be so stupid and stop putting out map packs at random times when there was another one promised!

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