Black Ops 2 is the highest earning Call of Duty game in the space of 24 hours, Activision has announced. But actual sales figures weren’t revealed.
Black Ops 2, released Tuesday, earned anestimated $500 million worldwide in one day. Modern Warfare 3 made $400 million from 6.5 million day-one sales. Black Ops 1 made $360 from 5.6 million day-one sales.
Activision broke out sales for the previous two record-breaking Call of Duty launches, so why omit them for Black Ops 2? The logical conclusion is that Black Ops 2 didn’t sell more than 6.5 million copies.
Bobby Kotick’s press release comment said lifetime sales of the Call of Duty franchise now exceed the box office totals for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful film franchises ever.