SANTA MONICA, California–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Activition’s Duty®: Modern warfare® II continues to break franchise records as the new blockbuster hit $1 billion in worldwide resale after its first 10 days from its October 28, 2022 release. The new figure surpasses the previous 15-day franchise record set in 2012 by Black Ops® II.
Player engagement continues to rise as Modern Warfare II players have already played more than 200 million hours and more than 1 billion games across PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms in the first 10 days after its release on October 28.
“Our developers, along with our entire Activision Blizzard team, are the backbone of our unwavering commitment to serving our hundreds of millions of players around the world. I am so proud of the extraordinary efforts of our Duty teams and the records they have achieved with Modern Warfare II. Connecting the world through joy, fun and the thrill of competition is the key to our success. Modern Warfare II delivered this to millions of players faster and with greater satisfaction than ever,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.
The latest records build on Modern Warfare IImomentum:
- Modern Warfare II is the top-grossing entertainment opening of 2022.
- Modern Warfare II is the best-selling opening in franchise history with a resale of $800 million after its first three days of release.
On November 16, the run continues with the release of Call of Duty: Warzone™ 2.0.
“The incredible momentum that drives Modern Warfare II is a direct reflection of the energy and passion of the Call of Duty community,” said Johanna Faries, General Manager, Call of Duty. “As we look ahead to an unprecedented level of support for Modern Warfare II and War Zone 2.0Launching next week, we’re motivated to deliver again for the best player community in the world. ”
Modern Warfare II is available worldwide on PlayStation®5, Playstation®4, Xbox® Series X|s, Xbox One®, and PC in a fully optimized experience for Battle.net, the online gaming service from Blizzard Entertainment and Steam. Modern Warfare II development is led by Infinity Ward along with an incredible team of studios including Activision Central Design, Activision Central Tech, Activision Localization Dublin, Activision QA, Activision Shanghai, Beenox, Demonware, High Moon Studios, Raven Software, Sledgehammer Games, Toys for Bob and Treyarch. For more information and the latest details follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagramand facebook.
Global resale figures based on reporting received from digital and retail partners and Activision internal estimates. Duty franchise records based on internal company reporting. Cashier claims according to boxofficemojo.com.
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