Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses 1 Billion USD

Activision Blizzard announced today that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billion mark in retail sales worldwide since its launch in November, according to internal Activision estimates.

In its first five days alone, the game sold an estimated $550 million worldwide, outpacing five-day worldwide theatrical box office gross figures for such films as Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Dark Night, according to internal Activision estimates and boxofficemojo.com.

"Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 has exceeded our expectations and shattered theatrical box office and video game records," said Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "There are only a handful of entertainment properties that have ever reached the $1 billion mark, which illustrates the power of the Call of Duty franchise and mass appeal of this game."

Modern Warfare 2 is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language.

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Modern Warfare 2 Surpasses 1 Billion USD

Since the last patch, 1.0.177, the game is not very playable in multiplayer. The game crashes every other time at least. Infinity Ward doesn't care, and Activision blames your ISP for problems. Hmm, isn't Activision and Blizzard connected? Anyway, do not buy the game until they have fixed it, if you are going to play online. And there are still too many hackers/cheaters playing.

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