Is anyone surprised by this headline? Call of Duty has proven that it is a force to be reckoned with in the first person shooter genre and Black Ops 2 is no exception. Chalking up $500 million dollars is impressive and it is even more impressive that it was done in such a short amount of time. This is what Activision CEO Bobby Kotick had to say:

“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 Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. “Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars,” the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013.”

Congratulations to Activision for their continued success of the Call of Duty franchise.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is available at retail locations worldwide on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. The title is also expected to be released in North America for the Wii U on November 18, 2012.

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