Posted Wed Nov 11, 2015 at 09:18 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Trumps 'Jurassic Park World.'
The launch of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' last Friday has been declared the biggest entertainment launch of 2015 by Activision (see the review here). This claim is based on the $550 million sell-through worldwide.
Some quick math at the $60 and $50 price levels suggests that around 10 million copies have been sold. (These numbers have not been confirmed by Activision.)
The other big number that Activision is pushing is 75 million hours online by players in the opening three days. It's also the biggest launch for a full ($60) digital game on the PS4.
If that's not enough, 'Black Ops III' has been declared the most-watched/streamed game launch by Twitch.
As a side note, digital sales for the franchise at launch have double year over year, which indicates that players are much more digitally minded this year compared with last year.
As Activision is pointing out with these numbers, 'Call of Number' is as big in entertainment as anything going, and that is with the yearly installments. Certainly, 'Black Ops III' could be a high-water mark based off of the special fondness that fans have had for the prior two 'Black Ops' games. That also means that there will eventually be a 'Black Ops IV.'
You can find the latest info on 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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