We all knew Call of Duty: Black Ops II was going to sell a considerable amount of copies after its release two weeks ago, what everyone wanted to know is if it would outsell its predecessor Modern Warfare 3. The answer is no, with the futuristic shooter falling short by nearly two million copies in the first week of sales.
The game still managed to gain $500 million in the first 24 hours of release however, but according to the VGChartz released recently data, the sales started to slow sometime after.
Even though it fell behind Infinity Ward’s effort, it still sold an impressive 11.22 million units in the first week for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Modern Warfare 3 hit 13.45 million units in its first week and with Black Ops II failing to surpass that target, many think the Call of Duty fad is starting to lose steam.
The sales figures doesn’t include the Wii U edition of the game, with the Xbox 360 being the most popular of the platforms, with over 6.21 million units sold compared to the 4.61 million units sold for PlayStation 3 and 400K for the PC.
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