Call of Duty: Black Ops has shown a roaring success in it’s first month of sales, as Call of Duty: Black Ops sold 8.4 million copies Worldwide in its first month on sales, putting it in seventh place in NPD’s top ten games (by sales) of all time.
According to Gamasutra, 4.9 million units of “Black Ops” made it to consumers playing on Xbox 360 consoles. The Playstation 3 ate up another 3.1 million of the game’s monthly launch sales. The rest of the total amount, 400,000 units, was split between sales for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, and PC. However, in regards to the latter, copies of the game sold via digital distribution (a la Valve’s Steam service) were not taken into account for NPD’s figures.
The massive rush for the game, which earned a cool $650 in its first five days after release, has propelled it into seventh place in NPD all time list – and Christmas has not even arrived yet. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, as you may expect, is pretty chuffed. He told Gamasutra: “The number of people playing online and the number of hours they are playing demonstrates how online gaming has become a mainstream form of entertainment and certainly validates Activision Blizzard’s leadership role in online entertainment.”
With the 8.4 million units sales figure, Call of Duty: Black Ops now accounts for one in every four new video games sold in the US last month and is now the 7th all-time best-selling software. According to NPD, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Just Dance 2 are the top-selling video games for November. However, Activision hasn’t released any reports on their November sales figure yet.
Black Ops publisher Activision have been keeping quiet about details regarding sales, although they did reveal that they had made around $650 million in the first 5 days of the game’s launch which is their largest five-day sales record so far.