NEW YORK (AP) – In the third round, really should not be a surprise. The last “Call of Duty” game set a record of the first day of sales this week, generating $ 400 million in sales in its first 24 hours in stores. That breaks the record of his predecessor set this time last year.
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″ is the third game of the military shooter series set a record. Last year, “Call of Duty: Black Ops” grossed $ 360 million in its first 24 hours of release. “Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2″ sold 4.7 million copies in its first 24 hours for $ 310 million
The latest installment of Activision Blizzard Inc. game went on sale at midnight on Tuesday in the U.S. and the UK
Activision said Friday the game sold 6.4 million units in its first 24 hours.
A shooting game rival Electronic Arts Inc. “Battlefield 3″, meanwhile, sold 5 million units in its first week in stores last month, making it the fastest selling game in the history of EA.
The figures show that there is a huge appetite for big shooters this holiday season, a good omen for their publishers and retailers like GameStop Corp.