Black Ops 3 Earns Over $550 Million in First Three Days

Black Ops 3 Earns Over $550 Million in First Three Days

Activision will be happy campers this week as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 became the biggest entertainment launch of 2015, raking over $550 million in only three days.

The news was announced in a recent press release(via Charlie Intel), beating off stiff competition from the film industry.

The press release read:

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

“The Call of Duty: Black Ops III launch is bigger than any game, any movie, or any entertainment launch this year. But more importantly, our fans are engaging more deeply with the franchise than ever before. In fact, so far, people are playing Black Ops III for more hours per player than any Call of Duty game on record,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Call of Duty is more than a game, it’s a year round passion for a growing base of millions of fans and it’s only gaining momentum.”

“As we‘ve said from the start, PlayStation is the best place to play Call of Duty, and this record-breaking launch shows how true this statement is. Black Ops III is the biggest launch of the year so far, and the PlayStation Nation is ready. We’re proud to call PlayStation the home of Call of Duty and look forward to supporting our community with DLC map pack content first,” said Adam Boyes, VP of Publisher and Developer Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America.

On PlayStation®4, Black Ops III set a new record as the best-selling digital full game by units sold in its first day of availability in PS4™ history.

Furthermore, Black Ops 3 holds the record for the highest player engagement in the series’ history, with over 75 million hours played already.

We’ll be dropping our review of Treyarch’s newest installment in the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled. The developer has also released a small patch for the shooter on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, details on that can be found here.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is available now for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

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