Activision has shared some impressive numbers for its new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game. The publisher has announced that the shooter has crossed the $1 billion mark in worldwide sales within its first 10 days on the market. The last game in the series to reach the same milestone was Call of Duty: Black Ops II but the game took 15 days to reach the same figure.
Activision says that player engagement is the biggest it has been in the series for Modern Warfare 2. Players have spent more than 200 million hours in the game and played over 1 billion matches since the launch on 28 October.
“Our developers, along with our entire Activision Blizzard team, are the backbone of our unwavering commitment to serve our hundreds of millions of players around the world. I am so proud of the extraordinary efforts from our Call of Duty teams and the records they have achieved with Modern Warfare II. Connecting the world through joy, fun and the thrill of competition is the key to our success. Modern Warfare II has provided this to millions of players faster and with greater satisfaction than ever before”
Last week we reported that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 also became the fastest game in the series to reach $800 million in sell-through within three days of release. It was also reported that the game is the highest-grossing entertainment opening of the year following Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Activision is set to roll out its new Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 game on 16 November. It will likely follow Modern Warfare 2 and break multiple records within its first few days of launch.
“The incredible momentum driving Modern Warfare II is a direct reflection of the energy and passion of the Call of Duty community,” said Johanna Faries, General Manager, Call of Duty. “As we look ahead to an unprecedented level of support for Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0’s launch next week, we are motivated to deliver again for the best player community in the world.”
Source: Press Release / Warzone 2.0