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Monday, December 12, 2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hits $1 billion mark in 16 days, beating Avatar record

Activision announced Monday, Dec. 12, that their really, really, really, really big smash hit, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, has surpassed the $1 billion mark in just 16 days after its release on Nov. 8. In a press release, they stated this has broken the $1 billion milestone one day quicker than James Cameron's blockbuster movie Avatar.

Now comparing video games, which typically cost $50 to $60 a piece, to movie tickets, which can range from $5 to $20 depending on where you go, is debatable in the grand scheme of things, but Activision pulled the "entertainment" card here, so bragging rights go to them. It also helps to release a game at the beginning of the holiday season, too, when video game sales skyrocket.

So will the next Call of Duty game break this record? Who knows? The bar has been set really high now. The franchise has been repetitive for the past few games now. However that hasn't stopped people from buying them.

So all you Call of Duty haters out there, you might as well deal with it. This game's gonna sell no matter what. But don't get angry. Just think of it as Activision boosting the economy. We need it these days.

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