"Call of Duty" has $400 million in sales on day 1

Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:47pm EST

1 of 4. A screenshot from the video game Modern Warfare 3 is seen in a handout photo.

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(Reuters) - Activision Blizzard's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" video game racked up more than $400 million in sales on its first day in stores in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Activision said in a statement on Friday its biggest holiday title had sold 6.5 million units, which breaks last year's record of 5.6 million units, or $360 million in sales.

The version of the game released last year called "Call of Duty: Black Ops" went on to sell $1 billion in less than two months.

Shares of Activision, the largest U.S. video game company, rose 1.5 percent in light premarket trading to $13.17 on Friday on the Nasdaq.

(Reporting by Liana B. Baker; Editing by Derek Caney)

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Comments (14)
russdward357 wrote:
No surprise, then, why millions and millions lined up in 2008 to vote for the current war-loving US president (and his war-loving opponent)… he’s right up their alley. Same phenomenon as 2004, 2000, etc. We just love war so much, we wouldn’t know what to do without it.

Nov 11, 2011 11:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:
That’s great I be it’s a real cool game.

There’s that other game out there that’s called “The Lack of Sense of Duty” that has costs us 15 trillion and the New Release isn’t even out yet.

The Political Washington Gamers make those Techno Geeks look like a poorly run lemonade stand.

Nov 11, 2011 11:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
aligatorhardt wrote:
With video games about war, no one dies, and budgets are not bankrupted. It always amazes me how some people are concerned about fantasy, but not reality. Perhaps they are the ones that cannot tell the difference between the two. Video games are entertainment, no more influential than movies, and do not create reality, but rather reflect reality. Be concerned about real violence and injustice, and try to pay attention to the real problems in the world caused by greed and lack of compassion. Far better to shoot cartoon characters on a TV screen than to shoot animals for sport.

Nov 11, 2011 11:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
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