According to internal Activision estimates, the latest Call Of Duty title has grossed over $1 billion in worldwide sales ever since it hit shelves on November 9.

In the first five days alone, the game grossed more then $650 million worldwide, beating out its predecessor Modern Warfare 2, which held the previous record of $550 million.

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick (pictured above) had this to say:

In all of entertainment, only Call of Duty and Avatar have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly.

This is a tribute to the global appeal of the Call of Duty franchise, the exceptional talent at Treyarch and the hundreds of extraordinary people across our many Call of Duty studios including Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer that work tirelessly on the franchise.

Our ability to provide the most compelling, immersive entertainment experience, and enhance it with regular, recurring content that delivers hundreds of hours of audience value, has allowed Call of Duty to continue to set sales and usage records.

This extraordinary milestone was achieved because of the tens of millions of passionate Call of Duty players around the world… This unique level of community engagement has enabled Call of Duty to become one of the world’s most engaged online communities.

He then added:


With such an insane amount of revenue, the question remains: Can the next Call of Duty game top this?  Can anything top this!?

Source: CVG