Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 breaks $1 billion in retail sales

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 breaks $1 billion in retail sales

Summary: Today Activision announced that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has broken the $1 billion in retail sales worldwide.

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Today Activision announced that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has broken the $1 billion in retail sales worldwide.

That's pretty impressive, but what's more impressive is the fact that the game generated some $550 million in worldwide sales over the first five days of its release. That's figure beats the worldwide theatrical box office gross figures for movies as Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Dark Night.

If nothing else, this shows us how the entertainment landscape has been changed by the availability of games consoles and gaming PCs. Blockbuster movies are now having to compete with video games for dollars.

Topic: Mobility

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  • Two Months

    That's, like, two billion dollars in two months!!
    micromac
    • Have collected 57 stars out of the SPEC OPs

      All on solo.
      LBiege
  • I think...

    My job gets in the way of me playing it more! :) Awesome game and #1 against Halo for me which is #1.5.
    tonyhunterajh
  • Strange

    that game is probably one of the most pirated out there... and yet 1B in sale? (same for avatar)

    This proves:
    1. If a product is good (game or movie). It will make a lot of money. regardless of piracy
    2. if a product suck (game or movie) it will loose money BECAUSE of piracy (people who illegally d/l will put it in the trash pretty fast).

    so. Piracy actually is good for consumers, because you don't have to buy/rent to see if you like something or not... you just "download" it. Even if the big companies are complaining. it is their own fault. As video games/movies are two of the rare product where you cannot get a refund.
    Mectron
  • really its a mediocre game :(

    I was not impressed. for one its a crossplatform title, meaning it was not optimized for any one console, but was developed for PC, xbox, and ps3.. common denominator. Gameplay kinda silly.. impossible jumps on a snow machine, weapons and technology that dont exist.. tasteless missions where you waste civilians.

    But hey I did buy the thing. Whos the sucker. :(
    frankenstone
  • RE: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 breaks $1 billion in retail sales

    Avatar maks $1B and you hear about it for days on TV, no mention of CoD MW2 doing the same. Excellent game in multiplayer mode, but I can't figure out how the campaign fits together.
    dsentelle
  • RE: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 breaks $1 billion in retail sales

    Yeah... this will be a short lived celebration. Pc players are leaving the game in droves - hell, Counterstrike:Source is only 4-5k players behind, and CS:S has been out for a number of years.

    Like frankenstone said - it's mediocre at best. From what I hear, the MP is laggy as hell, cheat infested, and game glitches run rampant.
    vinnyboombatz