New Call of Duty Game Obliterates Sales Record

Sells 5.6 million copies on first day
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Nov 12, 2010 9:29 AM CST Posted Nov 12, 2010 9:29 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 12, 2010 1:16 PM CST
Black Ops Obliterates Sales Record and Gives Back
Call of Duty: Black Ops is breaking sales records.   (AP)

Last year, the release of the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 smashed all first-day sales records and astounded industry watchers. This year, the latest release in the franchise—Black Ops—has one-upped that feat. In the first 24 hours, it sold 5.6 million copies and earned $360 million for Activision Blizzard—$50 million more than its predecessor, reports PopFi.

Activision is donating $1 million of the proceeds to its non-profit C.O.D.E. organization to help military members returning to civilian life find jobs, says GamePolitics. It's also running a 25-day media campaign encouraging fans to "post a call to action" to recognize veterans and their contributions. Click here for a review of the game at CNET.
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