Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 sales exceed $550 million during opening weekend

Activision's estimates its Black Ops 3 has sold over $550 million during the first three days it was available for purchase.

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Activision has announced Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 exceeded $550 million in sell-through worldwide in the first three days it was available for sale, according to the company’s estimates. This makes Black Ops 3 the biggest entertainment launch of 2015, which includes movie ticket sales, music and book launches.

"Call of Duty's millions of passionate fans have shown us, yet again, the strength of their commitment to this enduring franchise," said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. "Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the biggest entertainment launch this year in any medium, and bigger than any theatrical opening weekend ever."

Black Ops 3 has set a number of records over the weekend as it became the best-selling digital full game by units sold in its first day of availability on PlayStation 4, became the most streamed and most viewed game of any title launch in 2015 on Twitch, and was played for over 75 million hours online by its fans during its opening weekend.

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    November 11, 2015 9:15 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 sales exceed $550 million during opening weekend

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      November 11, 2015 9:16 AM

      but how does it rank among all launches, not just PS4?

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      November 11, 2015 9:18 AM

      CoD train keep's a rollin'. How many yearly releases will this series have until people get bored of it?

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        November 11, 2015 9:37 AM

        33.

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        November 11, 2015 9:43 AM

        I skipped the last 2 but this one is really fun. Good change from Destiny too.

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          November 11, 2015 9:46 AM

          I wish I skipped the last two. This one was actually good.

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            November 11, 2015 10:23 AM

            Yeah. Ghosts was shit, but Blops 3 is good, even though it crashes loads on my computer. :(

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            November 11, 2015 12:45 PM

            for real? I was really let down by the last one, but I dug ghosts

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              November 11, 2015 8:23 PM

              I don't think I ever loaded Ghosts up. Kept meaning to but I was too absorbed in Tribes Ascend and Quake Live to touch it I think. I actually liked AW (though it felt a little too slow compared to Titanfall...but I thought the movement stuff was a nice idea (the execution was a little off, it was too jerky imho)).

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        November 11, 2015 9:48 AM

        I hadn't played since cod 4 i think, so I decided to give it a try and it's a lot of fun. Stupid fun.

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        November 11, 2015 11:19 AM

        I doubt it will happen.

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        November 11, 2015 12:55 PM

        This one is on track with MW3 which I think was the best selling COD. Though I don't think it'll match it. The install base just isn't there.

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          November 11, 2015 8:20 PM

          Its funny because I think MW3 was my least favorite of the series.

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      November 11, 2015 10:10 AM

      Is Black Ops 3 all futuristic warfare like Advanced Warfare was? I hate that shit and much prefer the modern / ww2 scene.

      Fucking jump packs? Lame.

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        November 11, 2015 10:13 AM

        Yes but it's far more balanced than the dolphin dive bullshit that was AW. This is a GREAT CoD.

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        November 11, 2015 12:43 PM

        Key to your concern. The jump packs are super low-key. It's like having a double-jump that you can stretch out. It's nothing like AW where a dude just jumps out of your FOV, and then kills you from above. Way better.

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        November 11, 2015 6:00 PM

        It seems fairly well balanced with the rest of the game. Maybe a little too low key for my tastes (I prefer the wallrunning in Titanfall, or better yet; full blown strafe jumping Quake3 style or skiing Tribes style...but I'm a bit extreme in my tastes regarding that).

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      November 11, 2015 11:18 AM

      That's a bit better than what Halo 5 did (~400M). Which is interesting when you consider Halo 5 was an exclusive versus this COD game that is on everything.

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        November 11, 2015 1:15 PM

        As I found out here, that stat was misleading. $400 of software and hardware sales. It's unclear how well Halo 5 actually sold.

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          November 11, 2015 5:37 PM

          Oooooh Bummer. I think 3 was the best selling Halo game, and sales of the game have been trending steadily downward since.

          Good spin Microsoft, counting hardware too :D

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      November 11, 2015 10:04 PM

      Huh, does that mean fallout sold more copies? 1.2 million reported since tuesday right and that's just on pc?