In its first 30-days of availability Call of Duty: Black Ops has outsold its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2, by a whopping 33%. Considering Modern Warfare 2 managed to sell to the tune of 6 million copies in its debut month combined on all platforms, Black Ops’ 8.4 million copies in the same period is no small feat.
So where does selling 8.4 million copies in one month put Activision’s latest FPS in the grand scale of things?
“With only one month of sales, it has become the 7th best-selling game of all time, life-to-date,” said NPD analyst Anita Frazier. “Black Ops accounted for 25% of all video game software units sold in the month of November.”
To put that into comparison, Black Ops has already outsold classics like Grand Theft Auto III, Tomb Raider, Mario Kart, Metal Gear Solid and Halo 3. After a mere 30-days!