You don’t need me to tell you Call of Duty: Black Ops came out this week and if you do, where have you been? The release has seen record sales that have eclipsed the record held for over year by Modern Warfare 2 – Black Ops sold 1.4 Million copies on the first day of sale in the UK alone.
The sales figures mean COD: Black Ops beat its predecessor by 14%, that’s 196,000 more copies than Modern Warfare 2. That’s a pretty impressive comparison on its own but you can’t appreciate the size of the achievement until you compare the sales to other big game releases.
Bandai’s ‘Enslaved’ has sold 800,000 copies globally where as Fable III managed 129,000 copies in the first week of sales. When stacked up against Black ops 1.4 million you kind of understand how special the sales have been.
When you crunch some simple figures you start to realise Activision has made some serious money, £58 Million in the UK alone and a global turnover of 5.6 million copies equating to £223 million pounds in sales.
We bet a lot of people reading this have already purchased their copy of Black Ops but at the same time I bet there is a fair few of you yet to buy it for whatever reason.
Have you bought Black Ops yet? What do you make of the sales?