Call of Duty: Black Ops II brings in $500 million in first day

It's a good day at developer Treyarch and publisher Activision. This morning, it was announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the latest game in the military shooter series, had generated $500 million worldwide in just its first 24 hours since going on sale Tuesday. The amount surpassed that of 2011's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which "only" brought in $400 million in its first 24 hours.

The press release did not say how many of the copies of the game were of the PC version. However, the PC port has been the number one best selling game on the Steam download service since its launch on Tuesday, so we would assume that it is doing pretty well.

Activision teamed up with various retailers such as Best Buy and GameStop to hold midnight openings in their stores on Monday night so people could walk in and purchase a copy of Black Ops II on Tuesday morning just after midnight. As we reported earlier this week, some people who bought the PC version found that the second install disk had been burned with a copy of Mass Effect 2 by mistake. There's still no word on what caused that to happen.

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