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Modern Warfare 2 makes one billion dollars

8:20 AM on 01.13.2010 // Jim Sterling
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Here's a huge shocker for anybody who doesn't know anything about videogames: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has made a lot of money. The game, which is still topping charts and selling ludicrous amounts, has made over $1 billion worldwide since its release last November. That is a lot. 

In the first five days of release, the game sold an estimated $550 million, raking in more cash than blockbuster movies such as James Cameron Presents James Cameron's Avatar By James Cameron and Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince

Bobby Kotick is rumored to have now fitted his penis with a special valve that replaces his semen with warm liquid gold, and demands that his friends, family and employees refer to him only as The Man With The Million Dollar Orgasm.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News
Network/ --  Activision Blizzard, Inc. <http://www.activision.com/>
(Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty:
Modern Warfare 2 continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1
billion mark in retail sales worldwide since its launch in November,
according to internal Activision estimates.
In its first five days alone, the game sold an estimated $550 million
worldwide, outpacing five-day worldwide theatrical box office gross
figures for such films as Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
Prince and The Dark Night, according to internal Activision estimates
and boxofficemojo.com.
"Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 has exceeded our expectations and
shattered theatrical box office and video game records," said Robert
Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.  "There are only a handful of
entertainment properties that have ever reached the $1 billion mark,
which illustrates the power of the Call of Duty franchise and mass
appeal of this game."
Modern Warfare 2 is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood, Drug
Reference, Intense Violence and Language.  For additional information
about the game, visit www.modernwarfare2.com



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