*Kanye Shrug* Well maybe not of all time (yet) but with 6.5 MILLION units sold totalling nearly $400 million in sales just on its first day of release last Monday, it’s well on its it way. In the meantime Infinity Ward and Activision can settle for the title of ‘Most Success First Day Sales Of All Times’ for a video game. In fact, make that for music or movies as well. That’s right, in case it’s not clear enough, the video game industry is now the most profitable entertainment industry in the world.
COD:WM3 crushed it’s old video game sales record of 5.6 million units sold in the first day of release, which was set by the previous instalment to the Modern Warfare series, Black Ops. In case you’re curious for comparison’s sake what the all time highest grossing first day sales of a film is, that record was set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and the tally was $80 Millon. So $80 million… to $400 million. … it only a factor of five if you think about it. Smh.
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