13 Dec '11, 12am

Sales of latest 'Call of Duty' game top US$1 billion, barely 2 weeks after release

Sales of latest 'Call of Duty' game top US$1 billion, barely 2 weeks after release

Sales of the latest installment of Call of Duty have topped one billion dollars barely more than two weeks after its release, the company that produces the wildly popular military shooter video game said on Monday. -- PHOTO: AFP SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Sales of the latest installment of Call of Duty have topped one billion dollars barely more than two weeks after its release, the company that produces the wildly popular military shooter video game said on Monday. Activision Blizzard on Monday announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hit the billion-dollar mark 16 days after its Nov 8 release, breaking by one day a money-making record set by the hit 3-D film Avatar in the year 2009. 'Call of Duty has become that rare entertainment franchise that transcends its own genre,' Activision Publishing chief executive Eric Hirshberg said in a release. 'Every year, new people are ...

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