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Call of Duty®: Black Ops™ Delivers Engaging Online Experience that Connects Millions of Players Everyday
Dec 24, 2010 (08:12 AM EST)
Community Stats, Facts and Figures Have Made The Game An Online Phenomenon
The Number of Registered Players Exceeds the Populations of Austria, Belgium, Chile, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden and The Netherlands
Gamers Have Played More than 600 Hours Since Nov. 9 Launch
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to surpassing the $1 billion sales milestone in just six weeks, Treyarch's Call of Duty®: Black Ops™ from Activision Publishing (Nasdaq: ATVI) is also setting online usage records that illustrate how the game has become one of the leading global entertainment experiences of all time.
Indicators such as social media, time spent online playing and retail sell through of Call of Duty: Black Ops are just a few of the signs pointing to an online phenomenon that took hold with the game's debut last month. The number of registered players exceeds the populations of such countries as Austria, Belgium, Chile, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden and The Netherlands -- suggesting that the $1 billion sell through mark only at the level of dedication that players worldwide have for the game.
The total number of registered Call of Duty: Black Ops players:
Since its launch on November 9, Call of Duty: Black Ops players:
"Media is evolving and today the social aspects of technology are more important to the overall entertainment experience than ever before," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. "Call of Duty creates a shared sense of identify for its community and is as integral to their social lives as any other form of digital communication."
"The $1 billion milestone is staggering, but it doesn't tell the whole story," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "The true measure of Black Ops' success lies in the millions of hours that people are investing in this game and this community. Call of Duty has in many ways become one of the world's most engaged social networks. We are grateful to and humbled by the ongoing support of the gaming community and we are committed to continuing to give them the greatest gaming experiences that we can."
Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Language. For additional information about the game, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops.
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