While I was paying attention to how almost every blockbuster movie that came out, ended up earning billions of dollars at the box office, I wasn’t paying attention to the sales of the video games that has been coming out for the past year.
What really caught my attention when it came to video game sales was the release of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″. I knew there was some die hard Call of Duty fans (possibly topping the international Final Fantasy fans), but when I saw the numbers in just the first 24 hours, it really shocked me. The game sold 6.5 million copies in the first 24 hours, making $400 million dollars. It went to make over a billion dollars in only 16 days, beating the science fiction film “Avatar”, which took 17 days to exceeded $1 billion dollars.
That stunned the video game industry. The Call of Duty fans truly have spoken with this one. After noticing this, I began doing a little research on the previous games that came out. I’ve checked their sales and was stunned by the recent results.
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