Call of Duty Classic Hitting Xbox Live Wednesday as Franchise Surpasses $3 Billion in Sales

The Xbox 360 port of Infinity Ward's 2003 shooter Call of Duty will be released as an Xbox Live Arcade download this week, enabling those that didn't pick up CoD: Modern Warfare 2's Hardened or Prestige Editions to experience the franchise's first WWII outing.

European Xbox community manager Graeme Boyd made the reveal via Twitter, specifying that the game will go for 1200 MS Points ($15) when it hits Wednesday. nope

No word yet as to when the public PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Network release for Call of Duty Classic will arrive. As on Xbox 360, the Hardened and Prestige editions of CoD: Modern Warfare 2 PS3 contained download codes for the classic shooter.

[Update] Activision has announced that Call of Duty Classic will be downloadable on PlayStation 3 come Thursday, December 3, at $14.99. [/Update]

In related news, publisher Activision claims the Call of Duty franchise "has surpassed $3 billion in retail sales worldwide" and "has sold in excess of 55 million units worldwide," with the latest entry, Modern Warfare 2, having pulled in $550 million across five days and been billed as "the biggest launch in history across all forms of entertainment."