Yep and that is only one of a few interesting facts we learned from Activision’s earnings call earlier today. According to Activision, during the first quarter Call Of Duty: Black Ops became the best-selling game of all time in dollars across the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in the U.S. and Europe. It was also the #1 game in the U.S. and Europe for the first quarter. To date, Call of Duty: Black Ops players have logged more than 1.2 billion online hours of online gameplay.
Surprisingly, Call Of Duty: Black Ops has outdone the most popular game in the franchise to date, Modern Warfare 2, in almost every way possible. The total unique online gamers playing Call of Duty: Black Ops were more than 33% greater than the total unique online gamers who played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for the first five months after each game’s release. Digital downloads of the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike content pack were more than 20% higher than digital downloads of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Pack during the comparable period in 2010. Since Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike launched on February 1, players have spent an average of 58 minutes per day playing online, exceeding the 55 minutes the average user spends per day on Facebook.