Call of Duty: Black Ops becomes fastest selling game

The long anticipated Call of Duty sequel, Black Ops has become the fastest selling game of all time it has been reported.

VGChartz have reported early sales figures which point to the game selling 7million units on its debut release. There was apparently 4.5million pre-orders for the game, which may make the record breaking number a little more believable.

If the predicted 7million copies sold is in fact true, it would mean Black Ops gains a 10% larger launch sale over its predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Predictably, XBOX 360 took the largest share of the sales with 59% of Black Ops gamers choosing that the platform. PS3 came second with 36% and PC, Wii and DS had the remaining sales.

Four million gamers have took to the Internet and connected to Xbox Live in order to play Black Ops online. It was predicted that 3.6million of the 7million were US sales with 1.4million in the UK. Canada comes fourth with their love for the Call of Duty series with a sales figure of 350,000, falling behind continental Europe, predicted to be over 1million.

Many were sceptical whether Black Ops would out sell its predecessor but with these new figures it seems it may have done exactly that. Some were reporting the game to be disappointing but despite the negativity the sales still continued to rise.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made $1billion which was definitely a big target to aim for. It seems Black Ops may have prevailed.

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