Black Ops II Day One Sales Bring In $500 Million

I'm sure to no one's surprise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II had a massive launch this week, bringing in over $500 million in sales during the first 24 hours.

Everyone's favorite game exec, Bobby Kotick, released the following statement, touting the game's incredible performance:

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.

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.

Is Black Ops II worthy of all this success? Is it truly the best Call of Duty to date? You decide in the comments below.

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