Activision Blizzard has revealed that Modern Warfare 2 has passed the $1 billion USD mark in worldwide retail sales since launch.According to estimates, Modern Warfare 2 – which launched back in November – has not only sold more than $1 billion USD at retail, but in its first five days it sold $550 million USD worldwide.$550 million USD in five days is nothing to sniff at. Apparently, that beats the five-day box office grosses for Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and The Dark Knight.Unsurprisingly, Activision is rather proud of this achievement. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has exceeded our expectations and shattered theatrical box office and video game records,” said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. “There are only a handful of entertainment properties that have ever reached the $1 billion [USD] mark, which illustrates the power of the Call of Duty franchise and mass appeal of this game.”Thankfully, I won’t be spending the evening crying blood in despair of people buying a terrible game, because Modern Warfare 2 is really rather special. It scooped a few of our Game of the Year awards, and we reviewed it highly too.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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