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Black Ops III breaks $550 million mark – Took just three days

Emma Clark

Published 11/11/2015 | 04:24

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III has reached more than $550 million in just three days and is being played for more hours per player than previous titles.

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Activision today revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops III has surpassed $550 million in worldwide sales in its three-day opening weekend.

This is an impressive standalone figure, but possibly even more so when you consider that it’s beaten Jurassic World’s three-day tally.

Sales of Call of Duty titles have been declining in previous years, although it has still recorded staggering sales figures, but this could mark a return to form and popularity.

Activision says that digital sales of Black Ops III nearly doubled that of last year’s Advanced Warfare. Meanwhile, retail sales are up “significantly” on 2013’s Ghosts and 2014’s Advanced Warfare.

Of course, nothing compares to Black Ops II, which made more than $500 million in 24 hours in the United States alone.

Activision is also boasting about Black Ops III’s “player engagement.” Activision Publishing chief Eric Hirshberg said people are playing Black Ops III for more hours per player than any Call of Duty game on record.

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