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Modern Warfare 2 makes one billion dollars

2010-01-13 08:20:00·  2 minute read   ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling

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.

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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News
Network/ --  Activision Blizzard, Inc. <>
(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
"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

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