The highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops II was released this week and had a record breaking first day in sales. According to Hollywood Reporter the video game grossed more than $500 million during its first 24 hours on the shelf.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II was written by David S. Goyer and features performance capture appearances from Sam Worthington, Michael Keaton, Rich McDonald and Tony Todd. The videogame’s impressive release more than doubled Halo 4’s release last week, which grossed $220 million.
“With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. “Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for Harry Potter and Star Wars, the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops II was released on Nov. 13. As of now there are versions avaliable for Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. A version for Nintendo Wii U is set to be released on Nov. 18.