The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported this gaming news on November 12, 2010, summarized here at BeeOasis Step 2.
The video game Call of Duty: Black Ops reached first-day sales of $360 million in the U.S. and U.K. The game is made by the company Activision. It was released on November 9, 2010. It broke the $310 million record set by the 2009 version entitled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The game’s release was covered in more pomp, circumstance, and controversy than the average video game.
Note: On its release, this game became the most successful launch in the history of the whole entertainment industry.
Here is the original lead from the story from the WSJ.
With first-day sales of $360 million in the U.S. and U.K., the Activision game, released earlier this week, has already shattered the $310 million record set by its predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. And the game’s release was covered in more pomp, circumstance and controversy than the average video game.
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