Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sales exceed $500 million in just 24 hours

Another November, another Call of Duty game. We see these headlines every year… “Call of duty has biggest entertainment launch ever”, “Call of Duty sells so many million on day one again!” Well here’s another one for you:

“With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row,” said Activision’s CEO Bobby Kotick.

“Call of Duty has become more than a product people buy, it’s a brand people buy into, and every November we do more than just the launch of a game, we kick off an annual, unofficial but worldwide phenomenon called the Call of Duty season.”

In my opinion I feel that Call of Duty deserves this kind of recognition less and less with each iteration, don’t get me wrong I really enjoy them but it all feels far too familiar. After playing a few games of Black Ops 2’s multiplayer  I feel it to be the same here. I haven’t played the campaign yet, which i normally really enjoy, and have heard that they are finally doing something a bit different with it, so I am looking forward to this.

What are your thoughts on the Call of Duty ‘Phenomenon’? Do you think the massive sales number are well deserved, or are you starting to feel a little jaded in regards to the series as a whole? There are definitely people on both sides of the fence, which is apparent in any comments section of anything related to Call of Duty, so let us know your thoughts!

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is available now for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, and will release for Wii U later this month.


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