Activision has declared this week's launch of http://www.trueachievements.com/Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-....htm
to be the "biggest entertainment launch ever".
Black Ops sold around 5.6 million copies in North America and the UK. By comparison, http://www.trueachievements.com/Modern-Warfare-2-xbox-3....htm
sold a paltry
4.7 million copies last year. First day sales for Black Ops in the US and UK totaled more than $360 million.
In the press release, everyone's favorite CEO Bobby Kotick was quoted as saying:
There has never been another entertainment franchise that has set opening day records for two consecutive years and we are on track to outperform last year's five-day global sales record of $550 million.
Kotick also stated that the game will be supported with new content and features on a regular basis.
In other related news: water is wet, the sun will rise, death, taxes, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.