According to online reports, the latest Call of Duty game sold 11.22 million copies worldwide in its first week with Xbox 360 leading the charge.
Activision is off to a great start with Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II, according to VGChartz.com. The company has sold over 11.22 million copies of the game globally in its first week at retail. Most gamers (55%) picked up the Xbox 360 version of the game, which sold 6.21 million copies. Sony Playstation 3 owners grabbed 4.61 million copies of the Black Ops sequel, while PC players purchased 401,000 copies.
While these are all blockbuster numbers – and the Hardened Edition of the game sold out instantly – Black Ops II is tracking behind the sales of Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which had eclipsed sales of 13.36 million copies in the same timeframe. Although VGChartz isn’t an official tracker of sales, it does use the same methodology to track all games, which offers a solid comparison.
Black Ops II is tracking ahead of Treyarch’s last game, which sold 10.67 million copies in its first week. And though the game did beat Modern Warfare 3 for the best launch ever, it did not beat that game in terms of best opening week sales. But it was very close.